The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

July 31, 2013

Joyce A. Redman

The Commercial-News

---- — OAKWOOD — Joyce A. Redman, 89, of Oakwood, passed away at 4 a.m. on Sunday, July 28, 2013, at Colonial Manor Nursing Home in Danville.

She was born on Feb. 11, 1924, in Gibson, La., the daughter of Cecilien and Armenia Legrange Giroir.

She married Donald E. Redman Sr. on Dec. 12, 1945, in Galesburg. He preceded her in death on July 30, 1987.

She is survived by a daughter, Sylvia Redman of Pflugerville, Texas; three sons, Donald E. (Marcia) Redman Jr. of Danville, David (Marlen) Redman of Georgetown and Bruce (Cindy) Redman of Oakwood; a brother, Sonny Prestenbach of Morgan City, La.; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Dorothy Harrison.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers, three sisters and a granddaughter, Jennifer Allen.

Joyce had attended Oakwood Christian Church and enjoyed sitting on the porch, walking, flowers and bowling. Most of all, Joyce loved to spend time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Joyce’s family would also like to extend a special “thank you” to the staff at Colonial Manor Nursing Home for their compassionate care over the years.

A service to celebrate the life of Joyce Redman will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at Sunset’s Oakwood Chapel. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Pastor Dave Birch will officiate. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, also at Sunset’s Oakwood Chapel. Memorials may be made to Oakwood Christian Church.

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