Joyce Ardelle (Evavold) Deem

March 21, 1951 ~ June 9, 2020 (age 69)

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Joyce Ardelle Evavold Deem, age 69, of Metropolis, passed away on Tuesday June 9, 2020 at her son’s home surrounded by her children.

Due to current health and safety directives a private graveside service for Joyce will be held in Metropolis Memorial Gardens with Rev. Dean Emerson officiating.

Joyce was a registered nurse for 47 years and cared whole-heartedly for every one of her patients. She attended Concord Methodist Church and was a member of their choir and WISE Bible Study group. She enjoyed making photo albums, antiquing and spending time with her friends and family.

Joyce is survived by her children, Sarah Deem, Rachel Taylor and husband Chad, Miriam Ferguson and husband Clint, and Adam Deem and fiancé Rica Leyson; 5 grandchildren, Rukiya Sanders, Eun-Li Deem, Charlotte Taylor, Brad Taylor, and Guy Ferguson; 2 great granddaughters, Saniyya Sanders and Hidaya Sanders; 4 siblings, Roscoe Evavold and wife Cyndi, Allan Evavold and wife June, Maxine Olson, and Janelle Hickerson and husband David; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Arnold and Evenelle (Hanson) Evavold; one brother and sister-in-law, Stanley and Marti Evavold; one brother-in-law, Gary Olson.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Ray and Kay Eckstein Regional Cancer Care Center 2338 Broadway Street, Paducah, KY, 42001 or Siteman Cancer Center 4921 Parkview Place, St. Louis, MO, 62110. Condolences may be left online at or cards may be sent to the family via the funeral home PO Box 760 Metropolis, IL 62960.

Arrangements are entrusted to Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home.

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Private Services


Ray and Kay Eckstein Regional Cancer Center
2338 Broadway Street, Paducah KY 42001

Siteman Cancer Center MSC 1204
7425 Forsyth Blvd., St. Louis MO 62105

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