|M. Joyce Swanson, age 96, of Galesburg, Illinois formerly of Victoria, Illinois died at 12:13 P.M. on Thursday, August 30, 2012 at Marigold Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, Galesburg, Illinois.
She was born on March 25, 1916 in Appleton, Illinois, the daughter of John and Edna Merle Calhan Derham. She attended the country grade schools and graduated from Gilson High School. She married Alden Swanson on October 25, 1936 in Gilson, Illinois. He preceded her in death on May 20, 1969.
Surviving are two sons: Sherrill (Louise) Swanson and Mervyn (Becky) Swanson, both of Knoxville, Illinois. Seven grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren.
Preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son, Max A. Swanson, three brothers and one sister.
She farmed with her husband in Victoria, Illinois, cooked at the Victoria School for several years. She also worked at Carhartt Sewing Company for several years in Galesburg, Illinois.
She was a member of Christian Church in Wataga, Illinois.
She enjoyed Traveling; Family gatherings and cooking for her family; playing Bingo, knitting, quilting, crocheting and sewing. Avid Cubs Fan.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes and Crematory in Knoxville, Illinois. Rev. Phyllis Sterr officiating. Visitation will be from 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes and Crematory in Knoxville, Illinois. Interment will be in the East Linwood Cemetery, Galesburg, Illinois. Memorials may be made to Activity Department at Marigold Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, Galesburg, Illinois or to the Hospice Compassus. On-line condolences and sympathy cards may be sent to www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhomes.com