In Memory

Joyce Elaine Wake (McKee)

Joyce Elaine Wake (McKee)

Joyce E. McKee

DESOTO, TX – Joyce E. McKee, 72, of DeSoto, Texas, formerly of Springfield, Ill., died Friday, July 10, 2015, at William P. Clements University Hospital in Dallas, Texas.

She was born March 8, 1943, in Detroit, Mich. She married Charles "Butch" McKee July 28, 1966.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Anna Mae Reichart; one daughter, Dawn Renee McKee; and one brother, Kent Reichart.

Surviving are her husband, Butch of DeSoto, Texas; three children: Mark (Britta) McKee of Chandlerville, Ariz., Lori House of Springfield and Bob (companion, Jenny Long) McKee of Riverton; five grandchildren: McKayla, Brian, Sarah, Devon and DeNae; one great-grandchild, Oliver; father, J. Robert Reichart of Springfield; two sisters, Barb (Bill) Price and Nancy Wake, both of Springfield; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

There will be no services.

Per her request, Joyce donated her body to UT University Medical School in Texas.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Helping Hands Homeless Shelter of Springfield, Ill.


Published in The State Journal-Register on July 14, 2015

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07/14/15 08:21 AM #1    

Lawrence A. (Larry) Wieties

Joyce will be remembered as an easy going, friendly person. After school at LHS we worked together, along with Butch, at Horace Mann Insurance. She was always well liked and well thought of by her classmates and co-workers. Looking back, it was great she traveled from Texas to attend our class reunion in 2011.

07/14/15 09:49 PM #2    

Beverly King (Collins)

I remember Joyce very well from high school.  We were in gym together (with our blue uniforms).  She was always so nice and fun.  I did see her at our 50th class reunion and so happy I was able to talk with her for a few minutes.  I didn't realize she had such strong ties to our area with her children and siblings. 

07/15/15 06:24 PM #3    

Paula Jean King (Eddington)

joyce was such a nice gal always sincere but a good sense of humor!  i didnt know her kids lived here! talked to her at the reunion also!

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