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Joyce G. Keith

Visitation Date: Monday, January 24, 2022
Visitation Time: 3:00-9:00 p.m.
Funeral Date: Tuesday, January 25th, 2022
Funeral Time: 10:30 am
Place of Funeral: Salerno's Rosedale Chapels
Funeral Notes: During visiting hours, it is still recommended to follow the current State of Illinois Guidelines, and guests should continue to wear masks and practice social distancing.
Interment: Mount Emblem Cemetery

Joyce Keith, 78, beloved wife of Bill Keith, passed away Monday, January 10, 2022. Cherished mother of Shannon (Yorg) Rinker, Erin (Russ) Matteson, Shane Keith, Kevin (Lisa) Keith and Eileen Keith. Devoted grandmother of Emily Matteson and Hannah (Luke) Ammerman, as well as furry grandchildren Ziggy and Luna Rinker, and George, Max and Daenerys Keith. Dear sister of Jackie Hoffman and Jerome Knitter, and sister-in-law Jean (Terry) Keith-Altemus. She was preceded in death by her parents Harry and Helen Knitter, her brother Jeffrey Knitter, her sister-in-law Sharon Rodriguez and her second set of parents, Bill (Sweet) and Jean (Bubby) Keith. Her grandchildren were the light of her life, and she was truly thankful to have attended Hannah and Luke’s wedding in California in October 2021. Joyce was the love of Bill’s life for over 59 years, and his soulmate. High school sweethearts, they married in 1962 in Chicago. Moving from Chicago to Glendale Heights after purchasing their first and only home in 1976, Joyce and Bill raised their family there, and Joyce helped raise others through her dedication as a mother figure to all her children’s friends, as well as her position as loving nanny to the Fruland, Norwood, Frederick and Carroll families. She loved family, fishing, animals (especially dogs) and pigs — and she really loved her scratch-off tickets! She spent many years raising and showing Chinese Shar-Pei dogs and was rarely without at least one animal in the house. A genuine people-person, Joyce was truly happy when she was making others happy. She was an amazing, loving person who would go with nothing to ensure those around her had everything. Her smile, infectious laugh, kind heart, ability to make someone feel special and always telling people she loved them will be missed by all who were lucky enough to have her in their lives. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a memorial contribution in Joyce’s name to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).

Funeral Home

Salerno's Rosedale Chapels

Phone: (630) 889-1700
Address: 450 W. Lake Street Roselle IL, 60172

Church Details

Salerno's Rosedale Chapels

Phone: 630-889-1700
Address: 450 W. Lake Street Roselle IL, 6017
Service Date: January 25th 2022
Funeral Time: 10:30 am

Interment Details

Mount Emblem Cemetery

Address: 520 E Grand Ave. Elmhurst Illinois, 60126


Posted by:
Kathy Keith

Posted on:
Saturday, January 15, 2022

I am so sorry to hear about Joyce. It is such a hard thing to have to go thru. Such good memories and good times we have shared. You are all very special to me. You are in heart and prayers. Love you.❤️

Posted by:
Greg and Vonna Beach

Posted on:
Saturday, January 15, 2022

Love and prayers to her family and friends and may the Lord comfort you all and give you peace knowing she is with God , she will be sorely be missed by all Greg and Vonna Beach and family

Posted by:
Jean Keith-Altemus

Posted on:
Friday, January 14, 2022

My heart is broken, but the love she gave so freely continues to live in me forever. Not only was she my sister-in-law, she was my friend.