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Gemelia "Joyce" Hale

January 4, 1947 ~ April 30, 2017 (age 70)

Gemelia “Joyce” Hale of Columbia, Illinois passed away on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at Columbia Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Columbia, Illinois, having attained the age of 70 years, 3 months and 26 days.

Born in Rector, Arkansas on January 4, 1947, she was the daughter of Claude and Bernice Morris, nee Bateman.

Joyce was a janitor at St. Louis University and loved to play Bingo on Wednesday evenings at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Columbia, Illinois.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her brother, Bill Morris and her sisters, Joann and Rita Dornseif.

Surviving are her children, Melissa (Chris) Kalbfleisch of Columbia, Illinois and Todd (Dawn Young) Hale of Farmington, Missouri; her brothers, Randy (Debbie) Morris of Arnold, Missouri and Dennis (Pam) Morris of Missouri; her grandchildren, Allison Kalbfleisch, Carter Kalbfleisch, Carson Kalbfleisch, Todd Hale and Keegan Hale, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

The Creason Funeral Home in Millstadt, Illinois is in charge of arrangements.


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