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Joy A. Upton

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[September 21, 2016]  BLOOMINGTON -  Joy A. Upton, 63, of Bloomington passed away on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 2:19 a.m. at the Heartland Health Center in Normal.

Graveside Service: 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 9, 2016, in the Atlanta Cemetery

Funeral home: Quiram Peasley Funeral Home, Atlanta


Joy A. Upton, 63, of Bloomington, passed away at 2:19 a.m. Tuesday, September 6, 2016, at Heartland Health Care Center in Normal.

Graveside services will be held for Joy at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 9, 2016, in the Atlanta Cemetery. Miss Candi Evans will officiate.

Cremation Rites have been accorded.

Joy Ann Evans was born December 5, 1952, in Bloomington, the daughter of Weldon and Rose Mary Kruse Evans. She was united in marriage to Stephen Messenger in October 1971. She later married Danny Upton in December 1990. He preceded her in death on March 9, 2014.

Joy is survived by her two sons: Todd (Carissa) Messenger of Clinton and Bob Messenger of Peoria; one brother, Steve (Nova) Evans of Clinton; and seven grandchildren: Sam, Rachael, Jacob, Grayson, Matthew, Callison, and Sarah Messenger.

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She was preceded in death by her husband, Danny, and her parents.

Joy had worked in the circulation department of the Pantagraph for many years.

Memorials may be made to Home Sweet Home Mission in Bloomington.

Final arrangements entrusted with Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home of Atlanta.

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