TAMAROA - Joyce Merkel, 69, died Thursday, Feb.25, 2010, in Memorial Hospital of
She was born Feb.19, 1941, in Du Bois, to Orland Miller and Theresa (Tweaty) Miller.
She was married to Jessie Merkel.
Survivors include her children, Stacy Merkel of Lakeland, Fla., Kevin and Jennifer
Merkel of Tamaroa; grandchildren, Calley Merkel, Jonathan Merkel and Dillon Merkel; and
brothers and sisters, Ed and Clara Miller of Sesser, and Janice and William Overton of
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Wayne Miller.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, March 1, 2010, in Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home
in Sesser, with the Rev. Ray Baggott officiating. Interment will be in Paradise Prairie
Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
For more information go to www.gilbertfuneralhomes.com
Published in The Southern Illinoisan on February 28, 2010