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Joyce Milford

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Joyce Leona Milford, Ph.D., 83, of Shiloh, formerly of Freeburg, born August 29, 1931, in Oakdale, died Wednesday, August 19, 2015, at her residence at Cedarhurst of Shiloh.

Mrs. Milford was a teacher retired from Freeburg Grade School District 70. She was a member of St. George’s Episcopal Church, Belleville, IL, and the Optimist Club of Freeburg.

Joyce was preceded in death by her former husband and close companion, John N. Milford, who died on April 17, 2013; and her parents, Edward H. and Dozena A., nee Shubert, Meyer.

Surviving are her three daughters, Annette Irene Milford of Freeburg, Dawn Eileen (Wayne B.) Jung of Freeburg, and Dana Marie (Steven G.) Meyer of Smithton; six grandchildren, Jared (Tosha) Jung, Steven (Rachael) Jung, Christina (Mario) Brontoli, Morgan Dickey, Chelsea Meyer, and Elliot Meyer; and four great-grandchildren, Justice, Vaughn, Austin, and Benjamin.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 22, at St. George’s Episcopal Church, Belleville, with Father Dale Coleman officiating. A private family burial was held Friday, at Elkhorn-Elkton Cemetery, Elkton.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to Heartland Hospice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at