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Joyce McDowell

September 15, 1933 ~ November 19, 2020 (age 87)


Joyce Arlene McDowell, 87, of Peoria, IL, passed away at 2:50 pm on Monday, November 16, 2020, at her residence.

She was born on September 15, 1933 in Fairbury, IL to Elmer and Velma (Church) King.  She married William M. “Mick” McDowell, Jr. on May 23, 1953 in Peoria.  He passed away on March 27, 2012.  Her parents, brother Jerry King, and sister Susie Rhodes also preceded her in death.

Surviving are three daughters, Linda (McDowell) Doling of Princeville, IL, Janis (McDowell) Marler of Leadington, MO, and Joy (McDowell) Miller of Mossville, IL; three grandsons, Brian Doling, Christopher Chiavini, and Jason Miller; three granddaughters, Beth (Doling) Davis, Megan Chiavini, and Allison Miller; eight great-grandchildren; and one sister, Phyllis Wolfe of Mesa, AZ.

Cremation rites have been accorded.  Burial of her remains will be in Rock Island Arsenal National Cemetery in Rock Island, IL at a later date.  To share a memory or to leave a condolence for her family, please visit

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