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Joy Lillie

b. July 2, 1920

Lillie - Mrs Joy Lillie, aged 91, of Coopersville was called home to heaven, Friday, Nov. 18, 2011. Joy was born July 2, 1920 in Nunica, MI to William and Gertrude (Zimmer) Mergener, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her husband Russell and son David. Joy served in WWII in the Army Nurse Corp, where she was one of the first nurses landing on Normandy Beach. She received the Bronze Star for her actions. Upon her return she continued her nursing career until her retirement from North Ottawa Community Hospital. She was an active member of St Michaelé�a�a��s Church and Coopersville VFW Post 5598. She is survived by her children Joy (Mel) Bos, Russ (Sheryl) Lillie, Mark (Sue) Lillie, Dennis (Kate) Lillie, Lynne (Steve) Bennink, Barb (Gordie) Umlor, Mary (David) Cicerone, Carol (Richard) Dausman, Margaret (Chuck) Kirkham; 31 Grandchildren; 21 Great Grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday 11:00 am at St Michaelé�a�a��s Catholic Church, 17151 88th Ave, Coopersville, Fr. Mel Fox, Celebrant. Burial in St Maryé�a�a��s Cemetery in Marne. Relatives and Friends may meet the family Sunday 4 to 6pm, Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm with the Rosary at 7pm at the Throop Funeral Home, 214 Church St, Coopersville. Memorial donations may be made to St Michaelé�a�a��s Catholic Church or Great Lakes Caring Hospice, 900 Cooper Street, Jackson, MI 49202. An online guestbook may be signed at Throop Funeral Home, Coopersville Ph 616-837-8161


Monday Nov. 21st, 2011
2:00pm to 4:00pm and
7:00pm to 9:00pm at Throop Funeral Home
Directions to Throop Funeral Home
Sunday Nov. 20th, 2011
4:00pm to 6:00pm at Throop Funeral Home
Directions to Throop Funeral Home


Tuesday Nov. 22nd, 2011, 11:00am at St Michael's Catholic Church
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on Tuesday Nov. 22nd, 2011 at St Mary's Catholic Cemetery - Marne
Directions to St Mary's Catholic Cemetery - Marne

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