Joyce Wehrle, age 86, of Mulberry Grove, IL passed away Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Heath Care Center in Effingham, IL. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 11 AM at Young Funeral Home. Interment will be in Noffsinger Cemetery. Friends may call Saturday, December 29, 2018 after 9 AM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are suggested to Noffsinger Cemetery.
Joyce was born July 30, 1932 in Granite City, IL to Emert and Spray (Roberts) Cripe. She married Harry Van “Buster” Wehrle on June 16, 1953 in Mulberry Grove, IL. He died March 7, 1996. She is survived by her children Ruth Ann (Von) Duggins of Vandalia, IL, Tim Wehrle of Mulberry Grove, IL and Chris (Michelle) Wehrle of Mulberry Grove, IL. She is also survived by five grandchildren Eric, Johnathon, J.B., Sadie, and Rickie along with six great grandchildren Lexi, Livi, Zaiden, Thaddeus, Ansley and Daxton. The family would like to thank her special caregiver and friend Tena Bone. She was preceded in death by her husband, two brothers Bob Cripe and Sam Cripe, a sister Marilyn Cripe and another sister in infancy.
She grew up in Mulberry Grove and graduated from Mulberry Grove High School. She had worked at DeMoulin Brothers in Greenville and also drove a school bus for The Mulberry Grove School District for many years. She was a member of The Mulberry Grove First Baptist Church and also served as an election judge.