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Joyce M. Miley

March 31, 1949 November 3, 2020
Joyce M. Miley
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JOYCE M. MILEY, 71, of Morrison, IL, died Tuesday, November 3, 2020, at Windsor Manor after several years with early-onset Alzheimer’s.

A private graveside service will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at the Grove Hill Cemetery in Morrison with Mr. Ken Renkes officiating. The Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, or to Windsor Manor in honor of the loving care bestowed on Joyce over the last two years.

Joyce was born March 31, 1949, in Morrison, IL, to Marvin and Virginia (Olson) Siefken. She was educated in the rural Whiteside County grade schools and was a graduate of Fulton High School in Fulton, IL. She married her high school sweetheart, Steven Miley, on August 2, 1969 and celebrated her 50th year wedding anniversary in 2019. She was an active member of the United Methodist Church in Morrison. Joyce was always a sweet, loving, kind person who had many friends from her years of bank service and senior travel. She enjoyed being a homemaker and loved her flower gardens and ironing.

Her initial job after high school was a receptionist for Dr. Long, who was a chiropractor in Morrison. In 1970 Joyce worked in the claims department at Fidelity Life Association in Fulton. A few years later she was employed by Smith Trust Bank in Morrison and began as a popcorn girl and handled the bank rewards/incentives program; soon after she became a teller. She later worked for Marquette Bank and managed the Senior Travel program and frequently traveled with them to numerous parts of the country. She retired from Wells-Fargo Bank in 2011.

Survivors include her husband, Steven; one son, Ryan Miley of Fulton, IL; one brother, Gary (Barb) Siefken of Morrison, IL; a niece, Jenna (Ralph) Copeland of Erie, IL; a nephew, Bill (Nikki) Siefken of Camanche, IA and several great nieces and great nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents.

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