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“I also have lots of great memories of visits with Uncle Wayne and Aunt Joyce. She always welcomed my drop in visits when I was here from out of state...Read More »
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“My sympathy to cousins Allen and Arlyn and family in the loss of your mother and grandmother. Its been a long journey going through dementia. May God...Read More »
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Joyce D. Howard, age 90, of Dixon, formerly of Sterling, died on Friday, November, 15, 2019 at Dixon Healthcare and Rehab.

Joyce was born on May 26, 1929 in Fair Haven, IL to Edward and Helen (Davis) Loechel. She was raised by her mother and grandparents, Charles and Lena Davis. She married Wayne Howard on May 22, 1949. She was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Rock Falls.

She graduated from Milledgeville High School. As a child she enjoyed helping her grandpa on the farm in rural Chadwick. She was a homemaker who enjoyed sewing, baking, and spending time with family.

Survivors include her two sons, Arlyn (Valerie) Howard of Dixon and Allen Howard of Rockford; one sister, Nona Parks of Milledgeville; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Howard, on December 20, 2010; her parents and two sisters, Jackie Nye, and Wilma Stewart.

Per her request there will be no funeral. Private burial will be held at Oak Knoll Memorial Park, Sterling.

Online condolences may be sent to www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com.