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Joyce M Hurst

July 9, 1955 ~ November 1, 2020 (age 65)


Joyce M. Hurst passed away November 1, 2020 with her loving family by her side. Born July 9, 1955 to the late Harold R. and Dorthy (DeSherlia)  Hodge of Grafton, Illinois. She married her high school sweetheart William D. Hurst Sr. August 10, 1973.
Joyce was a member of Grafton United Methodist church for over fifty years. She worked at I.Y.C. Dept. of Corrections Pere' Marquette for twenty five years. She shared the love of Jesus by making and giving her homemade candy, cookies, cakes or pies. Joyce was a firm believer of Give, and it shall be given unto you. Luke 6:38.
Joyce loved working with Windy Nairn and the City of Grafton, various church picnics, Grafton Khoury League, Grafton American Legion (Putting on the Hits) and adored MCing the Grafton Beauty Pageants.
Luke 12:7 But even the very hairs on your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.
Joyce was blessed with two children William D. Hurst Jr. ( Tara) and Wendi Hurst Mielke ( Kynan), four wonderful grandchildren who she adored with all her heart, Lilly Mielke, William Hurst III, Samuel Mielke and Anna Hurst. Moms Pomeranian's Butch and Becky. Siblings Joseph Hodge, Jeff Hodge, Patricia Hodge ( Hayes), and her sister Paula Hodge (Rulo) who preceded her in death. Joyce also leaves behind many nieces and nephews. 
Memorials may be given to Toys for Tots, First Fruits Ministry or Angel Tree Jersey County.

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