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Joyce M. Emmert Pinkerton

Joyce M. Emmert Pinkerton
  • November 10, 1934 - July 3, 2016
  • Morton, Illinois

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MORTON - Joyce M. Emmert Pinkerton, 81, of Morton, passed away at 9:37 a.m. Sunday, July 3, 2016, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
She was born November 10, 1934, in Quincy, Ill, to Harold and Hollis (Decker) Glay. She married Robert Emmert on Sept. 9, 1953 in Mendon, Ill. He preceded her in death on Dec. 16, 2005. Joyce later married Bob Pinkerton on Aug. 18, 2014 in Lincoln, Ill.
Surviving are her husband, Bob Pinkerton of Morton; daughter, Kristen (Bill) Shaner; and one stepson, Scott Pinkerton of St. Louis, Mo. Joyce loved all of her family and especially Isabelle.
Joyce first worked for Ruppman Advertising and later for WMBD Radio and Johnson Chevrolet all in Peoria, Ill. in the early 1960's.
She was a member of The Morton Republican Women's Club and was actively involved as a campaign volunteer for various politicians. Joyce was an avid letter writer who also enjoyed gardening and took pride in her home. She and her husband loved music and enjoyed attending local concerts.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 7, 2016, at Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton, with Pastor Doug Habegger officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, 2016, and one hour prior to services on Thursday, both at the funeral home. A graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. at Home Cemetery in Fowler, Ill.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Illinois Cancer Care, 8940 N. Wood Sage Rd. Peoria, IL 61615.