Joyce M. Stegman - 82

8/13/1934 - 3/17/2017

of Harding, Illinois

     Joyce M. Stegman, 82, of Harding, IL passed away Friday, March 17, 2017. She was born August 13, 1934 in Morris, Illinois the daughter of George and Evelyn (Matteson) Winterbottom. She married Alfred Stegman on August 28, 1954 in Minooka, IL. She attended a one-room schoolhouse in rural Morris, Minooka High School graduating in 1952 and attended secretarial school in Joliet, IL. She was a devoted mother and homemaker and a secretary at Serena Schools. She enjoyed spending time at the cabin and loved cooking for her family and the community. She was well known for her baking and sewing, passing her secrets on to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a 4-H leader, active in the community, a member of the Earlville Country Club, an avid bridge player, birdwatcher and a member of the Illini Chapter of NSDAR for over 30 years.

 

      She is survived by her children Marcia Hitchins of Serena, IL, Frank (Cindy) Stegman of Harding, IL, Cynthia (Ken Cliff) Stegman of Hastings, MN, Julia (Bill) Walsh of Prairie Center, IL; ten grandchildren, Bert (Danielle) Hitchins, Dan (Lauren) Hitchins, Pete (Janelle) Stegman, Andy (Kelsey) Stegman, Stacy (Dave) Grey, Grady (Nancy) Kenevan, Fitz (Melissa) Kenevan, Erin (Ryan) Watson, Derek Kellogg, and Doug (Erin) Kellogg; ten great grandchildren, Lane, Kole, Maddi, and Kadi Stegman, Brooks Stegman, Charli and Sadie Grey, Griffin Kenevan, Dakota and Tucker Watson. One brother, George (Barb) Winterbottom of Minooka, IL, one sister-in-law Jane Winterbottom of TN.

 

      She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, her parents, one granddaughter Abby Lynn Stegman, and one brother Eugene Winterbottom.

     Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Turner-Eighner Funeral Home in Somonauk, IL. Funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m., on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Earlville United Presbyterian Church in Earlville, IL with Pastor Del Keilman officiating. Burial will follow in Harding Cemetery in Harding, IL. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the family’s scholarship fund. For more information or to sign the online guest book go to www.EighnerFuneralHomes.com

 

Hanley-Turner-Eighner Funeral Home

407 S. Ottawa St.

Earlville, IL 60518

815 246-6491

Visitation:

4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Turner-Eighner Funeral Home in Somonauk, Illinois

Service:

10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Earlville United Presbyterian Church 620 S. Ottawa St. Earlcville, with Pastor Del Keilman officiating. Burial will follow in Harding Cemetery Harding, IL. In Lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the family's scholarship fund.

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