Joyce Milford

Joyce Milford
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Joyce Leona Milford, Ph.D., 83, of Shiloh, IL, formerly of Freeburg, IL, born August 29, 1931, in Oakdale, IL, died Wednesday, August 19, 2015, at her residence at Cedarhurst of Shiloh, IL.

Mrs. Milford was a teacher retired from Freeburg Grade School District 70.  She was a member of St. George’s Episcopal Church, Belleville, IL, and the Optimist Club of Freeburg.

Joyce was preceded in death by her former husband and close companion, John N. Milford, who died on April 17, 2013; and her parents, Edward H. and Dozena A., nee Shubert, Meyer.

Surviving are her three daughters, Annette Irene Milford of Freeburg, IL,
Dawn Eileen (Wayne B.) Jung of Freeburg, IL,
and Dana Marie (Steven G.) Meyer of Smithton, IL;
six grandchildren, Jared (Tosha) Jung, Steven (Rachael) Jung,
Christina (Mario) Brontoli, Morgan Dickey,
Chelsea Meyer, and Elliot Meyer;
and four great-grandchildren, Justice, Vaughn, Austin, and Benjamin.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to Heartland Hospice.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, August 22, 2015, at St. George’s Episcopal Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church, with Father Dale Coleman officiating.  Private family burial will be held Friday, August 21, 2015, at Elkhorn-Elkton Cemetery, Elkton, IL.

Condolences Left For Joyce Milford

Dawn and Dana:
You know our thoughts and prayers are with you. Our love and blessings always…
Don & Marilyn

Don & Marilyn Gillen, Belleville, IL, 62223

Annette, Dawn and Dana and families, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Your mother was an amazing woman. We have happy memories of time spent with her.
With heartfelt sympathy,
Ron and Mary Anne

Ron & Mary Anne Ayers, Flora, Illinois, 62839

Annette: I remember you, your mother, and John. I taught at Freeburg in the early 60’s, and recall having you in class, talked often with your mother, and played golf with John and Cole Shannon. I just found out about their passing and wanted to send you my thoughts on their lives, which I am sure were full of joy and love. While we are/were miles apart, this earth will be the less for their passing. Sincerely, James Fulton

James Fulton, Sacramento, CA, 95821

I remember your mother, a beautiful, fun and educated woman. I am sorry for your loss. Jennifer (Cole Shannon’s daughter)

Jennifer Shannon Phelan, Cary, North Carolina, 27519


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