Joyce Ellen Manning, age 71, of Wonder Lake, died Thursday, August 6, 2009, at her home. She was born October 7, 1937 in Birdstown, Tennessee to Amos and Reba (Delk) Cooper.
Formerly a 44 year resident of Elyria, Ohio, she moved to Wonder Lake in 1991. For the majority of her career, she worked as a certified nursing assistant. In 1991, she began work at Alden Terrace, and later provided home health services through Caregivers.
She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, and was an avid reader. She adored her grandchildren who were the light of her life. Joyce will be fondly remembered as a friend to all.
She is survived by six children, Tony S. Sherrill and Randy Sherrill, both of Columbus, Ohio, Dave (Helen) Sherrill of Lakemoor, Tina (Robert) Mason of McHenry, Kim (Dan) Jones of McHenry, and Heaven (Corey) Gresham of Wonder Lake; 18 grandchildren, Angie Sherrill, Eric Sherrill, Andy Mayo, Savannah Sherrill, Matthew Sherrill, David (Kelly) Sherrill, Tony (Karen Payton) Sherrill (U.S. Army Reserves), Jason Briggs, Jeremey Mason, Amanda Mason, Shauna Epperson, Sgt. Leroy Epperson (U. S. Army), Angel Ridgeway, Nathan Jones, Alyssa Jones, Corey Gresham Jr., Chad E. Gresham, and Kyle Gresham; 5 great grandchildren, Caleb, Elijah, Madison, Marissa, and Aiden; five brothers, Wes Cooper, Roy Cooper, Robert Cooper, Rick Cooper, and Michael Winters.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Tony Gilbert Sherrill and Glenn Edward Manning; a sister, Lois Westfall, and a brother, Amos Cooper Jr.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, August 8, 2009, at Justen’s Wonder Lake Funeral Home, 7611 W. Hancock Drive, Wonder Lake, IL 60097. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home, with the Rev. Daniel Cox officiating.
Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Woodstock.
For information, please call the funeral home at 815-728-0233. Friends may send on-line condolences to the family at www.justenfh.com.