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Joyce Rae Busby
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Birth: Nov. 2, 1924
Montgomery County
Illinois, USA
Death: Dec. 28, 2013
Montgomery County
Illinois, USA

Joyce Rae Busby, 89, of Litchfield, Illinois, passed away Saturday, December 28, 2013, at 3:04 a.m. in Heritage Health Therapy and Senior Care in Litchfield. Miss Busby was born November 2, 1924, in Litchfield, the only child of Leland W. and Ruth M. (Keele) Busby. She was a graduate of the Litchfield Community High School Class of 1942. She later graduated from Monmouth College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology in 1947. Miss Busby held many different jobs throughout her life. She worked in the insurance industry, was an Avon District Manager, and worked for many years at the University of Iowa, Department of Publications. Her Department was responsible for the roll-out of the ACT test for high school students preparing to enter college. She retired in 1985 and returned to Litchfield.
Miss Busby was a lifelong member of the Union Avenue Christian Church in Litchfield. There, she served as Elder, Treasurer, Choir member, and member of the Thelma M. Kloberdanz Memorial Trust Fund committee. Miss Busby was also involved with the Litchfield Woman's Club, St. Francis Hospital Auxiliary, Kappa Delta Sorority, Tau Pi Chapter of Mortar Board, and Elderhostel. Miss Busby was a generous contributor to numerous charities and a friend to many. Joyce was known to her family and friends for her giving spirit, quick wit, and love of life. She will be dearly missed.
She is survived by cousins Jim (JoAnn) Keele of Nokomis, IL; Carl (Beverly) Keele of Nokomis, IL; Anita (Jack) Rundquist of Butler, IL; Amy (Eric) Ratcliff of Carlinville, IL; Susan (Reggie) Finley of Zionsville, IN; Scott (Gina) Keele of Germantown Hills, IL; and many close friends.
Miss Busby was preceded in death by her parents and special friend, Paul Hensley.
Family links: 
  Leland Ware Busby (1901 - 1967)
  Ruth Marie Keele Busby (1903 - 1995)
  Joyce Rae Busby (1924 - 2013)
  Joyce Rae Busby (1924 - 2013)*
*Calculated relationship
Wares Grove Cemetery
Montgomery County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Kimberly Laurent
Record added: Dec 30, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 122442370
Joyce Rae Busby
Added by: Kimberly Laurent
Joyce Rae Busby
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- Kimberly Laurent
 Added: Dec. 30, 2013

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