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DANVILLE - Joyce Ruth Mariage, 83, of Danville left this Earth to be with her Lord and Savior in her Heavenly Home at 6:40 p.m. Friday, July 28, 2017, with her family by her side.
Joyce was born June 7, 1934, the daughter of Everett and Mildred (Meadows) Pollitt in Danville, Ill.
She married Robert Mariage Sr. on Oct. 11, 1952, in Covington, Ind.
Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Robert Mariage Sr.; one daughter, Debbie Witt of Danville; one granddaughter, Amanda (Micah) Schnepel of Danville; one great-granddaughter, Ellaina; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Joyce is preceded in death by her parents; one son, Robert Mariage Jr.; as well as two sisters, Audrey Thomas and Dorothy Neal.
Joyce is a member of Faith Baptist Church in Danville where she taught the youth program, Training Union, for many years. She also is a member of the 522 Club, the local retirees club of J.C. Penny's, where she had worked in the Catalogue Credit Department.
Joyce was a wonderful cook, especially her swiss steak dinners, her special sweet potatoes with marshmallows and brown sugar, as well a fabulous oatmeal cake. In her free time, she enjoyed gardening, knitting and making Hollyhock Dolls.
Joyce will be dearly missed by her family and loved them all "a bushel and a peck."
A Celebration of Life will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, at Faith Baptist Church, 920 Warrington Ave., Danville. Pastor Allan Rudie will officiate. Burial will be in Oakhill Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, at Sunset Funeral Home, 3940 N. Vermilion St., Danville, as well as one hour prior to services at the church.
Memorial donations in memory of Joyce may be made to Faith Baptist Church or Carle Foundation Auxiliary. Please join Joyce's family in sharing memories, photos and videos on her Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.
Published on July 31, 2017
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