Joyce M. Dees, 69 of Taylorville passed away at 5:25 PM on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at Prairie Rose Health Care Center in Pana.


She was born on February 12, 1947 at Taylorville the daughter of Jesse Orville and Alberta Pauline (Kessler) Oller. Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; 1 Sister, Juanita Lawrence; 3 Brothers, Earl, Keith and Chuck Oller.


Joyce was a graduate of St. John’s School of Nursing. She previously worked as a nurse at St. John’s Hospital, Taylorville Care Center and Decatur Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Taylorville Christian Church.


Survivors: Daughter, Cheryl (husband, Mark) Welge of Irving, IL; Sons, Robert L. Dees of Florida and Joseph L. Dees of Taylorville, IL; 4 grandchildren, Megan M. Welge, Kayla J. Coady, Nicholas Stork and Josie Dees; Sisters, Donna Travelstead of Charleston, SC, Doris Buck, Barb (husband, Robert) McKinnon and Linda (husband, Bill) Moma all of Taylorville, IL; Brother, Albert “Butch” Oller of Decatur, IL; Several nieces and nephews.


Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Taylorville Christian Church. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 9:00 AM until time of service at Taylorville Christian Church.


In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Prairie Rose Health Care Center, 900 South Chestnut Street, Pana, IL 62557.


Shafer-Perfetti Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Taylorville is in charge of arrangements.

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