Joyce Didier

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Joyce “Joy” Didier, nee Eddington, 88, of Belleville, IL, born July 21, 1932, died Sunday, January 3, 2021, in Belleville, IL.

Joy was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed reading, knitting, cooking, and visiting all types of cultural places. Joy was a former member of Signal Hill Lutheran Church, Belleville, IL, and a current member of First United Presbyterian Church, Belleville, IL.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Donald E. Didier, whom she married on January 12, 1952, and who died on August 17, 2002; and her parents.

She is survived by two daughters, Denise Winsett of San Diego, CA, and Dawn (Doug) Sitton of Belleville, IL; four grandchildren, Dawn and Lauren Winsett of San Diego, CA, Taylor Sitton of Chicago, IL, and Troy Sitton of Belleville, IL; a sister, Arlene Shaw; and a sister-in-law, Sandra Allen.

 Memorials may be made to the First United Presbyterian Church, Belleville, IL, or to Heartland Hospice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

 Funeral: Private funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.  Funeral services will be available for viewing via Zoom link.

Burial will be held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.



13 Comments on Joyce Didier

Evelyn Orchard Gardner said : Guest Report Jul 31, 2022 at 7:49 PM

I am a cousin of Joyce, Sorry to read about your mother's death. This deeply saddened me. I have tried to contact her several times. Now I know why I wasn't able to contact her. Please accept my condolences. I am trying to reach your aunt Arlene Shaw. Do you have any contact with her? Love, Evelyn Nixon Gardner 801-302-1235

  • South Jordan
  • Utah
Roxanne Bynum said : Guest Report Jan 08, 2021 at 12:57 PM

Dawn, I am so sorry to learn of your mom's passing. I always looked forward to the days that Don and Joy were volunteering in the Library. They both were such fun to spend time. Very generous with their time and expertise. I still have a framed pencil drawing your dad gave me hanging in my hallway. Love and peace can be found in all those warm memories of lives well lived. love and hugs to you.

  • Swansea
  • Illinois
Nancy Dunn said : Guest Report Jan 07, 2021 at 2:46 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed book club with Joy and her comments about and insights Into the books we were reading.

  • O’Fallon
  • Illinois
Betty Fulton said : Guest Report Jan 06, 2021 at 4:28 PM

Dawn and family, so sad to hear about your mother. she was a beautiful person Joy will be missed by all that knew her> Joy was my church friend and will miss her. God Bless your family!

  • Illinois
Randy and Christine Phillips said : Guest Report Jan 06, 2021 at 11:11 AM

Dawn, Doug and family....we were so saddened by the loss of your Mom, Dawn. She was such a sweet, kind and loving Mother, Grandmother and friend! Prayers, Love and Hugs to you all!?❤

  • Fairview Heights
  • IL
Janis Schneider said : Guest Report Jan 06, 2021 at 10:23 AM

I really enjoyed working with Joy at the Kitchen Conservatory. Such a sweet lady,

  • O'Fallon
  • MO
Christine Phillips said : Guest Report Jan 06, 2021 at 8:19 AM

Dawn, Doug and family...we were saddened by the passing of your Mother, Dawn. I had spoke to her several times, and she was such a warm and caring Mother, Grandmother and friend to those that knew her well! Randy and I, would like to express our sincere sympathy to you all. Prayers, Love and Hugs!

  • Fairview Heights
  • IL
Sally Murphy said : Guest Report Jan 05, 2021 at 11:48 PM

I’m so sorry to hear about your beautiful mother, Dawn. Praying for peace for you, Doug, Taylor, and Troy and for your sister’s family also.

  • Wichita
  • KS
Abbey Croissant said : Guest Report Jan 05, 2021 at 8:19 PM

So sorry for the loss of your beautiful mom & grandmother. Joy always exuded her nickname; smiles for all, while lighting up a room with her sparkling eyes. May all her beloveds be comforted with the same, kind and loving ways she expressed, and know that she is at home with our Lord & the saints awaiting reunion. Prayers for all who mourn her passing.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Carolyn & Joe Wojtal said : Guest Report Jan 05, 2021 at 6:56 PM

To Dawn, and all of your family. Your mom was a kind and talented woman. She was a wonderful wife, mom and grandmother. Joe and I know she has been dearly loved by all of you and that she will be terribly missed. We are sorry for your loss and pray that you will find some comfort in happy memories of this special lady.

  • O'Fallon
  • IL
Marilyn Linton said : Guest Report Jan 05, 2021 at 12:43 PM

Dawn, I want to express my condolences. Its sad that we could not have seen one another the past 9 mo. Accept my sympathy.

  • Belleville
  • IL.
Jim and Barb Compton said : Guest Report Jan 04, 2021 at 11:02 PM

Dawn &family: So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Have many fond memories of her during our BAC days. Please know we are thinking of you.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Derek McIntyre (Childhood Friend) said : Guest Report Jan 04, 2021 at 5:50 PM

So sorry for the loss of your grandmother Taylor. May God heal and comfort your family always and in the days ahead. Rev. Derek McIntyre.

  • Belleville
  • IL

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