JOYCE ANN (ELLER) MUENSTERMANN HALL
DOW – Joyce Ann (Eller) Muenstermann Hall, 79, passed away at 12:54 a.m. on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at her home, surrounded by her family.
She was born on January 4, 1942 in Staunton and was the eldest child born to Johnny and Esther (Criner) Eller.
Joyce Ann grew up in Staunton with her two brothers, and graduated with the Class of 1960 from Staunton High School and continued her education at Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey, earning her Teaching Certification.
She married Patrick Anthony Muenstermann on September 2, 1961 and together their marriage was blessed with four children and 31 years of marriage, prior to his death on June 30, 1993. She later married James Hall, who also preceded her in death.
Joyce Ann was raised in Staunton, where she met her husband Patrick, and in 1966 they relocated to the Farm in Piasa, Illinois where they raised their family. Following Patrick’s death, Joyce Ann moved to Jerseyville and later to Litchfield, Nebraska, where she spent nearly 18 years, prior to settling back in Jersey County in 2019.
Joyce Ann spent over 25 years as educator at Saint Francis/Holy Ghost Catholic School in Jerseyville, where she spent much of her career teaching 7th Grade. She had a deep love for teaching and interacting with students. So much so, that after her retirement and relocation to Nebraska, she spent 5 years teaching as a Special Education Aide.
Joyce Ann was humble and kind to all she encountered and enjoyed a good book, tending to her garden and traveling – which she was blessed to have done extensively throughout her life.
Surviving are a daughter and son in-law, Jondolyn “Joni” and Kevin Meyer of Hillview; three sons and a daughter in-law, Patrick and Julie Muenstermann of Dow, Tony “Buck” Muenstermann of Jerseyville and Tim Muenstermann of Phoenix, Arizona; seven grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; as well as two brothers and sisters in-law, Leonard “Butch” and Sue Eller of Ozark, Alabama and Mickey and Sandy Eller of Worden.
In accordance with her reserved demeanor and passion for education, her body has been donated to Washington University School of Medicine, and no services will be held.
In lieu of flowers or plants, those desiring to honor Joyce Ann are asked to make a donation in her honor to Riverbend Humane Society in Jerseyville; Five A’s Humane Society in Godfrey or to Hearts United For Animals in Auburn, Nebraska.
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