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CHENOA — Joyce M. Ringenberg, 82, of Chenoa passed away with her family by her side at 5:34 a.m. Friday (May 27, 2011) at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal.

Cremation rites have been accorded and a memorial service will be at 11 a.m. June 11 at the Chenoa United Methodist Church, Chenoa. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Chenoa, is in charge of arrangements.

The family suggests memorials be directed to Chenoa United Methodist Church, Chenoa, or BroMenn Hospice.

Joyce was born June 7, 1928, in Pontiac, the daughter of Emil and Reba Hill Masso. She married Melvin D. Ringenberg on Aug. 14, 1947, in Chenoa. He passed away Jan. 5, 2011.

Survivors include her four children, David R. (Chris) Ringenberg, Santee, Calif.; Frederick (Geri) Ringenberg, Rushville; and Robin (Steve) Tatum and Julie Ringenberg, both of Pontiac; one sister, Marilyn (Gene) Kauffman, Chenoa; six grandchildren, David A. (Linda) Ringenberg, Ann Marie (Reid) Smiley, Amanda (Kevin) Allen, Erik Tatum, Jordan Ringenberg and Danielle Ringenberg; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Dorothy Cullop and Gloria Weber; and two great-granddaughters, Hannah Joy Ringenberg and Grayson Allen.

She was a member of Chenoa United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and the Chenoa Historical Society. She enjoyed gardening, canning and loved spending time with her family and friends, who will miss her deeply.

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