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Ellen L. Hoyle

Ellen L. Hoyle

DIXON – Ellen L. Hoyle, 56, of Dixon, died Monday, July 29, 2013, at KSB Hospital in Dixon.  

She was born Sept. 15, 1956, in Amboy, the daughter of Jack B. and Barbara (Lowrance) McKnight. Ellen married Joseph L. Hoyle in Amboy on July 27, 1974. He preceded her in death on Dec. 5, 2009. She had worked as district manager for First Student in DeKalb since 1988.

Survivors include two sons, William “Bill” Hoyle and John Hoyle, both of Dixon; daughter-in-law, Shannon Hoyle of Dixon; two grandchildren, Joseph and Rebecca Hoyle; one sister, Sharon (Mike) Hess of Coal City; two brothers, Robert McKnight and Roy (Ronette) McKnight of Dixon; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was well-liked and a friend to many. 

She also was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Rebecca “Becki” Hoyle;  and a son, Wayne Hoyle.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Jones Funeral Home in Dixon. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. John Kalebaugh officiating. Burial will be at Woodside Cemetery in Lee Center. 

A memorial has been established.

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