Joyce J. Waud, 79, of Taylorville passed away Dec. 23, 2017 at Evelyn House in Creve Coure Mo. with her family by her side. She was born Apr. 18, 1938 the eldest daughter of Keith and Maxine Johnson. She married William J. Waud, June 4, 1960 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville. Joyce received her nursing degree in 1959 from St. John’s School of Nursing. She was employed as a surgical nurse for both St Johns Hospital and Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. She also served as the President of the Association of Registered Nurses (AORN) for numerous years. In the mid 70’s, Joyce took a break from nursing, to be a stay at home mom and raise her children. In 1985 she went back to work for the State of Illinois as an inspector and accreditor of hospital and nursing homes for the Dept. of Public Health, she did this until her retirement.
Joyce enjoyed spending time with her children, and grand children. She loved animals of all types (especially her dogs), watching professional sports, and participated in many organizations and charities. she also loved Christmas, it was her favorite time of year, it wasn’t uncommon for her to decorate up to 7 Christmas trees in the home, for the holiday season.
Joyce is survived by her husband, William J. Waud Sr., son, William J. Waud Jr. (John McDermand) of Kincaid, Daughters, Tracy Marsh of Taylorville, Jill Richards (Jerry) of St. Augustine Florida, Carrie Behl (Arthur) of Taylorville, and Tricia Waud of New Berlin. Nine grand children, Chaning and Aundrea Marsh, Gage, Jarrod, Darrian, and Jade Richards, Zachary and Megan Behl, Tayler Waud and four great grand children. Sisters, Mary DeRose (Ralph) and Kris Seper (Dennis). Cousins, Sharman Klinfelder, and Sheryl Sauer. Sister in law, Judith Gardner (Dr. Jerry) and several niece and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, beloved Aunt Joyce and Uncle Bob Sauer and grandparents.
A memorial mass will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, December 30, 2017 at St. Rita Catholic Church in Kincaid, IL. Deacon Jim Baxter and Fr. Chris will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour before services at the church. Burial will follow in Edinburg Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s School, Taylorville, IL – St’ John’s School of Nursing Springfield, IL or St. Judes Childrens hospital, Memphis, TN. Masterson Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Kincaid is assisting the family with arrangements.