Joyce Emily (Holman) Gilbert

June 8, 1940 ~ February 7, 2024 (age 83) 83 Years Old

Joyce Gilbert Obituary

Joyce Emily [Holman] Gilbert, 83, of Effingham, IL passed away on Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at Stonebridge Senior Living Center in Benton, IL.

She was born June 8, 1940 in Ewing, IL, to Edgar and Rosie Fern Holman.  She married William P. Gilbert on May 19, 1957 in Mt. Vernon, IL.

She is survived by four children; Russell and Sally (Winn) Gilbert of St. Elmo, IL; Doug and Vickie Munton of O’Fallon, IL; Dave and Terri (Stephens) of Effingham, IL; John and Lisa Loy of Effingham, IL; twelve grandchildren and thirty-one great-grandchildren.

Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, William (Bill) Gilbert on January 24, 2022 and by an infant daughter, Janice Renee on February 26, 1960; her parents, Edgar and Fern and six siblings—Louise Williams, Russell Holman, Doris Douglas, Mary Cook, Stanley Holman and Sharon Burton.

Joyce was a loving wife, mom, sister and aunt and “Nanny”.  She was a homemaker in her early years, volunteered at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Mt. Vernon, IL and later retired from TSI Graphics of Effingham, IL. 

Funeral services will be held at Johnston’s Funeral Home in Ina, IL on Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 12:00 P.M. with visitation starting one hour prior. Burial will be in the Williams Chapel Cemetery in Ewing.

Memorials can be made to Stonebridge Senior Living Center, 902 South McLeansboro Street, Benton IL 62812

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February 10, 2024

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Johnston Funeral Home
102 E 2nd St.
Ina, IL 62846

Funeral Service
February 10, 2024

12:00 PM
Johnston Funeral Home
102 E 2nd St.
Ina, IL 62846

Final Resting Place

Williams Chapel Cemetery
Chapel Church Road
Ewing, IL 62836


StoneBridge Senior Living Center
902 South McLeansboro Street, Benton IL 62812
Tel: 1-618-439-4501


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