Joyce E. Pennington, 65, of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away Sunday, January 1, 2017, in Effingham, IL.
Memorial Services will be held at 7:00 PM, Friday, January 6, 2017, at First United Methodist Church Chapel, Vandalia, with Dr. Joe Scheets, officiating. Private Burial will be held at a later date at Fairlawn Cemetery, Vandalia, IL. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Friday, January 6, 2017, at First United Methodist Church, Vandalia, IL. Memorials: Sids Foundation and/or Fayette Co. Cancer Fund. Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL, is in charge of arrangements. Online memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www. millerfh.net.
She was born November 3, 1951, in Vandalia, IL, the daughter of Russell Ernest & Juanita Vivian (McLemore) Hewitt. She was a former Executive Secretary for World Color Press, Effingham/Salem, IL. Joyce was a Member of Centenary United Methodist Church, Effingham, IL, where she enjoyed teaching Sunday School; also a member of Salem Elks Club. Joyce suffered from many health issues over the years but never lost her positive attitude and inspiring personality.
She is survived by: Son – Jarad Pennington, Effingham, IL; Sister – Janet Smith, Vandalia, IL; Several Nephews & Nieces; Several Great Nephews & Nieces.
Preceded in death by: Parents; Brother – William “Bill” Hewitt; Sisters – Dr. Becky Hewitt and Barbara Behrends; 1 Son – Sean Pennington.