Joyce Ankrom

Obituary of Joyce Ankrom

Joyce Ann Ankrom, 75, of Jacksonville, joined her Lord and Saviour on Monday, February 19, 2018, at Heritage Health in Jacksonville.  She was born April 21, 1942, in Jacksonville, the daughter of Leslie R. and Elizabeth E. Robinson Ankrom. 

            Joyce is survived by two daughters, Christina Mullen of Jacksonville and Teresa Schroeder of Bloomington; four grandchildren, Amanda (Jason) Renner of Manchester, Nathaniel Mullen-Dunham of Jacksonville, and Caitlin Schroeder and Carly Schroeder, both of Bloomington; two great-grandchildren, Dakota Kline and Lillyann Kline, one brother, Charles (Carol) Ankrom and one sister, Betty (Gary) Jackson, both of Manchester, Iowa.  She was preceded in death by one sister, Helen Crandall (surviving husband, Jerry of Shenandoah, Iowa).

            Joyce worked as a florist for many years.  She was a member of Westfair Baptist Church where she enjoyed the small groups, Bible study, and volunteering at the school.  Joyce loved pets and enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

            A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, February 23, 2018, at Williamson Funeral Home, with burial at Memorial Lawn Cemetery.  The family will meet friends from 11:30 until the time of service Friday at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to Westfair Christian Academy.  Condolences may be left online at