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“RIP Joyce! You were a great lady! Linda Boelkins & Julie Vegter ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: Linda Boelkins - Sun City West, AZ

“So blessed to have you as a grandmother! You will be greatly missed. ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: Heather Shoemaker - Prophetstown, IL

“So Blessed to have known her, Great lady! Loved her very much!!! Love & prayers for you all!!! ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Pattie Foster - Caney, KS

“Joyce was a great part of my life. Condolences to dad and family. Condolences to everyone who Joyce has touched in their lives. Joyce you will ALWAYS...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Gina Lilly - Lyndon, IL

“Joyce was a large part of my life. I can't remember her not there. She will be surely missed. My condolences to my father and all of her family and...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Pam Lilly - Sterling, IL

“Joyce was a large part of my life. I can't remember her not there. She will be surely missed. My condolences to my father and all of her family and...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Pam Lilly - Rockfalls, IL

“So sorry for the families loss. Worked with Joyce. Went school with her children. Special Lady always!!! ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Amy & Mike Oudekerk - Morrison, IL

“I love you Aunt Joyce ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Tammy Brewer - Normal, IL

“what a shock thinking of you ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Nancy Wallander - Cedar Rapids, IA

“Prayers to the family ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Trudy Eads - Chadwick, IL


Joyce A. Lilly, 71 of Fulton, died Monday December 23, 2019 at Mercy One Medical center in Clinton, IA.

Joyce was born on September 15, 1948 in Morrison, the daughter of Ikey and Mary (Frank) Engelkens. She married Frank Ernest Lilly on December 31, 1984 in Fulton. Joyce had been employed as a chain cutter at Drive's in Fulton for 25 years before retiring. She was an avid Chicago Bears fan and Dale Earnhardt fan. Joyce liked to follow stock car racing. She loved working on home improvement projects, wood working and was very artistic.

Survivors include her husband, Ernie; children: Donald Curtis (Ginger) Emerson of Fulton, Edward John Grant of Clinton, IA, Brock David Grant of Fulton, Scott Alan (Lisa) Grant of Charlotte, IA, Keri Lynn (Gary) Kramer of Clinton, IA, Joe (Kim) Grant of Fulton, Dale (Julie) Lilly of Clinton, IA, Gina (Clint) Morse of Lyndon, Keith (Wendy) Lilly of Morrison and Pam Lilly (Wes Shaw) of Sterling; her mother Mary Engelkens of Fulton; her sister, Marlene Johnson of Fulton; her brothers: Don (Karen) Engelkens, Paul (Kathy) Engelkens and Robert (Sue) Engelkens all of Fulton; 19 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Visitation will be held on Friday December 27, 2019 from 2-4 PM at the McDonald Funeral Home, in Fulton. The funeral will follow at 4 PM with the Reverend Jim Jensen officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.