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Joyce Anne (Anselment) Schilly
April 3, 1940 ~ February 7, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old
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Joyce Anne Schilly of Terre Du Lac, MO (formerly of Dahlgren, IL) was born on April 3, 1940 in St Louis, a daughter of the late Martin Anselment and the late Tina (Roesch) Anselment. Joyce was welcomed into Heaven on Tuesday, February 7, 2023 and joined the Angels and Saints at the age of 82.
Those who remain to treasure her memory include her daughter, Alice Schilly-Rhodes (husband, Sam); grandson, Samuel Rhodes Jr., all of Washington County, Missouri; her sister, Marilyn Schild, of Forsyth, Georgia; two step granddaughters Stephanie Grimm and husband Doug; Melissa Carter and husband, Stephen; three step great grandchildren, all from Eastern Arkansas. Joyce also leaves many special nieces, nephews, extended family, dear friends and wonderful caregivers- Amy Huff, Renee Courtway, and Joanne Cain.
In addition to her father and mother, Joyce was preceded in death by her daughter, Joan Marie Schilly, and father of their children, Milton Schilly.
Joyce graduated from Dahlgren Community High School and St. John’s School of Nursing, an affiliate of St. Louis University. After caring for her severely disabled daughter, Joan, for 19 years, she worked as a domestic/international tour planner and director, ultimately forming her own tour company, Odyssey Tours.
After retirement, she made and donated over 3000 quilts to military families at Ft. Campbell, KY and many other charities and was known in the Terre du Lac community as the Quilt Angel. During Covid, she made over 2000 masks which were donated to nursing homes, schools, the military and individuals.
Funeral Mass for Joyce Anne Schilly will be held on Monday, February 13, 2023 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Piopolis, IL with Fr. Slawomir Ptak officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 am until the time of service at 11 am on Monday at the church. Interment will follow at St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Piopolis. Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro, IL is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, plants or plaques, the family requests donations be made to Caring Hearts Pregnancy Resource Center, 326 E. High St; P.O. Box 455, Potosi, MO 63664 or the Inclusive Playground Fund c/o Washington County Community Partnership, 212 E. Jefferson St., Potosi, MO 63664.