The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

November 20, 2012

Joy M. Rollins


GEORGETOWN — Joy M. Rollins, 76, of Georgetown, passed away at 4:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at Kindred Hospital, Springfield.

She was born March 29, 1936, in Vigo County, Ind., the daughter of Orville and Della Holowell McMasters, both deceased.

She was wed to Allan Rollins on July 17, 1956. He preceded her in death on Dec. 16, 1993.

She is survived by her sons, Henry (Cindy) Rollins of Ridge Farm and Mark (Nancy) Rollins of Georgetown; her daughter, Lordell (Pat) Hoskins of Peculiar, Mo.; daughter-in-law, Debbie Rollins of Georgetown; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother, Johnny McMasters of Indiana; sisters, Alice (Don) Bush of Tilton, Betty Ruhkamp of Georgetown and Iris Reeder of Ridge Farm; brother-in-law, Ted McDowell of Georgetown; and a special friend, Louise Snyder of Rantoul. She was preceded in death by her son, David Rollins; her daughter, Vickie McDowell; and a great-grandson, Zachary Goble.

Joy had worked at Georgetown Plastics Plant, as well as Peterson’s, but also worked with spring planting at Danville Gardens. She was a member of the Georgetown Bible Missionary Church. She loved to go fishing and working in her gardens. Joy also liked to do crafts. Above all, she loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

A celebration of Joy’s life will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at Sunset’s Houghton-Leasure Funeral Home, Georgetown, with Pastor Roger Mertens officiating. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to her service at the funeral home. She will be laid to rest in McKendree Cemetery.

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