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Joyce L. Marrandino, 79, of Keosauqua, formerly of Bonaparte, IA and Downers Grove, IL, died February 24, 2018 in Mt. Pleasant, IA.
Private family services will be held at a later date, with interment in the Harness Cemetery, Mt. Sterling. Online condolences may be directed to www.kimzeyfuneralhome.com.
Joyce Lee Sullivan Marrandino was born September 22, 1938 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of James and Dorothy (Heald) Sullivan. She graduated from Downers Grove North High School.
Joyce was a sales associate at the Gieshes Shoe Store in Downers Grove. She obtained her real estate license and was in the realty business. In 1989, Joyce moved to Bonaparte to care for her parents. She became a CNA at the Keosauqua Health Care Center. She later was the librarian at the Bonaparte Public Library and the City Clerk for the city of Mt. Sterling.
Joyce had been a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed needlepoint and puzzles and creating and collecting crafts.
Survivors include 2 daughters Lisa Sullivan of Edgewater, FL and Linda Sullivan-DeRosear of Bonaparte; a brother Richard Sullivan of Keosauqua; 4 grandchildren Shawn, Andrew, Heather and Erin Sullivan, 1 step grandchild Kelly DeRosear and 11 great grandchildren.
Her parents and a sister precede in death.
Published on February 26, 2018
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