Joy E. Stevens

Published: Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 1:15 a.m.CST

SPRINGFIELD – Joy E. Stevens, 99, formerly of Rock Falls, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. She worked as a secretary at Rock Falls Junior High School for more than 25 years.

Joy was born Dec. 25, 1914, in Rock Falls, to George R. and Ethel M. (Rosengren) Sheldon. She married Elwyn Stevens on July 2, 1939, in Rock Falls. He preceded her in death on Sept. 22, 1994. She was a past member of First Congregational Church in Rock Falls.

Survivors include one son, Doug (Guyla) Stevens of Buffalo; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by her parents; and two sisters, Dorothy Battin and Helen Sheldon.

Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and the funeral at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Sterling.

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