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Official Obituary of

Joan A. (Stevenson) McMurl

April 16, 1943 ~ February 14, 2024 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Joan McMurl Obituary

Joan A. McMurl age 80 of Colchester, went to be with the Lord with her family at her side, on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, at her home in Colchester.  She was born April 16, 1943, in Rushville, Illinois, to Amel E. and Opal P. Crenshaw Stevenson.  Joan was united in marriage May 21, 1960, in Fredrick, Illinois, to John R. McMurl Sr.  He preceded her in death on February 7, 2024. 

Surviving 1 son: John R. (Wannetta) McMurl, Colchester, 4 daughters: Cynthia McMurl, Monmouth, Illinois, Debra McMurl, Macomb, Kathy McMurl, Colchester, Sarah (Jared) Metcalf, Colchester, 13 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, 2 brothers: James E. (Donna) Stevenson, Abington, Illinois and Herbert E. (Donna) Stevenson, Camden, Illinois.

Joan was preceded in death by her parents, huband: John McMurl Sr., 1 son: James McMurl, 2 grandchildren: Brian McMurl, Faith Hamann.

Joan was a true women of faith.  She showed that in everything that she did.  She was always ready to help anyone that was in need and she loved to spread the word of God.  She also enjoyed cooking especially her famous fried chicken.  She enjoyed finding bargains, doing crossword puzzles, camping with her husband and family, or crocheting.  She was always by Johns side in church and played the piano in church for many years.  Joan was an avid collector of bibles and angels.  Joan and John had owned and operated the Clayton Cafe in the early years, she then worked at McDonough District Hospital as a CNA and then the Everly House in Macomb for 16 years.  Joan loved her Lord and her family, with all her heart. Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at the Colchester Faith Tabernacle of God Church, with pastor Ben Moyers.  Burial will follow the services at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester.  Visitation with the family will be from 12 noon to 2:00 P.M. Tuesday at the church.  Friends may view and sign the register book at the Jones Mortuary from 8:30 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. Monday.  Memorial is to the Colchester Faith Tabernacle of God Church.  Condolences and memories can be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com.


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Open Viewing
February 19, 2024

8:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Jones Mortuary
217 East Depot Street
Colchester, IL 62326

February 20, 2024

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Faith Tabernacle of God Church
102 South Coal Street
Colchester, IL 62326

Funeral Service
February 20, 2024

2:00 PM
Faith Tabernacle of God Church
102 South Coal Street
Colchester, IL 62326


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