Published in the Interest of the Staunton Community for Over 143 Years


Joice M. Tweedy, 76, of Hamel, Ill., died Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, at Anderson Hospital in Maryville. She was born on Thursday, Oct. 3, 1946, in Rangely, Colo., the daughter of Leona (Lappie) and Elmer Halbe. She was married to Leroy David Tweedy Jr. He preceded her in death on Feb. 8, 1999.

She worked many years in the banking industry at several banks in St. Louis and had been working for Scott Credit Union in Edwardsville for close to 20 years at the time of her passing. She also worked at Walmart in Glen Carbon for 15-plus years. She made many close friends during her career over the years.

She enjoyed working in her yard and spending time with her family. She enjoyed all of her grandchildren and would go out of her way to make sure they knew how much she loved them. She was the biggest fan for her grandsons, Jackson and Cale, never missing a football or soccer game, no matter the weather. In fact, she and her daughter drove 14 hours in one day just to see her grandson Jackson run a cross country meet. She will also be dearly missed by her grandpups Stanley, Ace and Blue who could not contain their excitement when they saw her coming to visit as she would spoil them as well.

Survivors include son, Leroy D. Tweedy III of Hamel; daughter, Lisa M. (Scott) Warrer of Edwardsville; son: Brian (fiancee Trish) Tweedy, Hamel; grandchildren, Dalton, Dakota, Danika and Dayton Tweedy of Edwardsville; Jackson and Cale Warrer of Edwardsville; Brian (Kristin) Tweedy and Dylan Tweedy of Lansing, Mich.; great-grandchild, Riley Tweedy of Edwardsville; sisters, Loretta Koch of Staunton, Geraldine (Kevin) Walsh of Edmond, Okla.; sisters-in-law, Christine Smilgius of Tinley Park, Marlane (Jeff) Brase of Worden; brother-in-law, Vernon (Sandy) Harris of Worden; numerous nieces and nephews; and Kevin Ahrens of Staunton whom she considered as one of her own children.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Leona and Elmer Halbe; former husband, Leroy David Tweedy Jr.; brother-in-law, Ross Koch; and mother/father-in-law, Sylvia and Vernon Harris.

Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31, at Dauderman Mortuary in Hamel. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31, with Rev. H.R. Curtis, Pastor, Zion Lutheran Church in Carpenter, officiating. Interment will be at Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Carpenter.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project. Dauderman Mortuary in Alhambra was in charge of arrangements.

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