Joyce M. Petri, 84, of Monmouth, IL, passed away at 9:18 a.m., Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at OSF St. Anthony’s Hospital, Rockford, IL.
She was born May 13, 1937 in Monmouth, the daughter of Ivan and Gwendolyn (Swygard) Cox. She was raised and educated in Monmouth and Rushville, IL, graduating from Rushville High School in 1955.
Joyce married Harvey Petri on December 31, 1955 in Rushville, IL; he preceded her in death on February 23, 2011.
She worked for Western Stoneware in Monmouth for 11 years. Joyce later worked at Maytag in Galesburg for 25 years until her retirement. She enjoyed doing word searches and adult coloring books. Joyce loved to spend time with her dog, Harvey. She was an avid collector. Most of all, Joyce loved to spend time with her family, especially at holidays.
Surviving Joyce is one son, Bradley Petri; her grandchildren, Ryan (Kat) Petri, Austin Petri, Abigail (Jeff) Colwell, Bryce Petri, Morgan Trulson, Sydnee O’Donnell, Kayla O’Donnell.; her great grandchildren, Rayven, James, Bruce Petri, Zoey Petri, Sophie Colwell, Miley Smith and Bentley Petri; her sister, Jackie Brentise; her brother, Jerry Cox; and daughter-in-law, Melanie Petri.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harvey Petri; her son, Todd Petri; two brothers, Terry Cox, Jonathan Cox; one sister, Betty Cox.
Funeral Services will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, September 11, 2021 at McGuire & Davies Funeral Home and Crematory, Monmouth, IL. Interment will be in Warren County Memorial Park, Monmouth, IL. Visitation will be prior to the service from 9:00-10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorials can be made to the Joyce Petri Memorial Fund.
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