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Joyce A. Bednar

August 24, 1935 — April 9, 2017

Joyce Ann Bednar, 81 of Streator passed away Sunday (April 9th) at her home. 

A visitation will be held on Monday from 4-7PM at the Winterrowd Funeral Home. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday at 9AM at St. Michael the Archangel Church. 

Burial will be in St. Stephen’s Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Tom Bednar, Bryon Williamson, Jesse Mesarchik, Sam Richards, Ricki Williams and Eric Gonzales.

Honorary pallbearers will be granddaughters, Laci, Emily, Danielle and Megan. 

Joyce was born on August 24, 1935 in Dana to Thurston “TR” and Alta (Huxtable) Fryman.

She married Bernard Bednar in April 1972.  He survives.

Also surviving is daughter, Jenni (Bryon Williamson) Bednar Richards of Streator, step-daughter, Sharon Bednar of Decatur and step-son, Tom (Renee) Bednar of Streator, 6 grandchildren, Jesse Mesarchik, Laci Richards, Emily (Ricki Williams) McBride, Danielle, Megan and Samuel  Richards, step-grandchildren, Eric and Nadine Gonzalez and  Nicole, Anastasia, Naomi and Savannah Denton and 7 great grandchildren, sisters, Dottie Patton of Streator and Linda Kearfott of Elpaso and brother, Dusty Fryman of Elpaso.

She is preceded in death by her parents, daughters, Rebecca Griffin and Dolores “Dodie” Griffin, step daughter, Mary Beth Denton and grandson, Bryson Williamson. 

 Joyce was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Church.  She attended Dana Grade School and Minonk Dana Rutland High School.

She retired from Owens Illinois Glass after 35 years.  She served on the board of directors for Streator Unlimited and Knox Estates.  Joyce was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Auxiliary.  She enjoyed traveling, going to Engle Lane, lunch dates with her friends and being with her family.  She loved her grandchildren, attended everything they were ever involved in and enjoyed taking them on adventures to her favorite place in the north woods of Wisconsin.  Her favorite past time was being with her very best friend – her beloved husband Barney, enjoying the good life, great experiences and such amazing love.  Joyce will be missed deeply by all who knew and loved her.

Memorials may be directed to Streator Unlimited.  

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