Joyce Ann Strater, 74 of Decatur died 6:01 p.m. Monday February 8, 2016 in Decatur Memorial Hospital.
A graveside side service to celebrate Joyce’s life will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday February 17, 2016 at Macon
County Memorial Park Harristown, Illinois. Memorials may be made to a memorial fund C/O Karla Jane Strater
Minor. Tanzyus-Logan Funeral Service and Care assisted the family with the arrangements.
Joyce was born in December of 1941 in Mattoon, Illinois, daughter of Carl V. and Norma F. Strater. She was raised by
her grandmother after the loss of her parents in an automobile accident at age 4. Joyce retired from Macon
Resources and successfully quit smoking after thirty years. She enjoyed and attended Harvest Christian Center. She
was an ornery person who enjoyed Blues, Mo Town, Country and Religious music. She loved going to County Fairs
and listening to bands play with Aunt Judy and Uncle Powers.
She is survived by her niece, Karla Jane (Strater) Minor, A special thank you to Uncle Powers and Aunt Judy, cousins,
Tracey Lynn Claypool, Angela Michelle Claypool, Kelly Dineen Claypool, for taking such good care of Joyce. Also
surviving are several other cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Woodrow Eugene Strater and special grandmother, Stella Emily.
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