Joyce Ann Stauffer – 54

Mt. Morris, IL, Joyce Ann (Cain) Stauffer, age 54, passed away suddenly on January 1, 2018. Joyce was born on April 25, 1963 in Oregon, IL the daughter of Raymond & Shirley (Buhs) Cain, and her mother preceded her in death. She grew up on her family’s dairy farm in Mt. Morris. She graduated from Mt. Morris High School class of 1981, Highland Community College in 1984, she attended NIU, and graduated from Kishwaukee Community College from the CNA program. Joyce married Ronald Stauffer in December 1990. Joyce was a world traveler, living in Australia where she worked as a nanny after high school. Joyce worked as a dispatcher for the Mt. Morris Police Station, Alpha Omega until it’s closing, and currently she was with Pinecrest Manor as a CNA.
Joyce is survived by her husband: Ron Stauffer, Polo, IL; daughter: Elizabeth Stauffer, Polo, IL; brothers: Gary (June) Cain, Pecatonica, IL, Tom (Maureen) Cain, Pecatonica, Michael (Linda) Cain, Mt. Morris, IL; sisters: Jean (John) Springer, Polo, IL, Julie (Terry) Crum, Broadhead, WI; 15 nieces and nephews, numerous great nieces and nephews; father: Raymond Cain, Rockford, IL.
Joyce is preceded in death by her mother: Shirley (Cain) Cahoy, grandparents: Bill & Ida Cain, and Andrew & Mary Buhs whom she cared for in their later years.
Memorial service will be held Friday January 5, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. in Finch Funeral Home, 405 East Hitt, Mt. Morris, IL with Rev. David Coke officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. until service time in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorials to be determined.

10 thoughts on “Joyce Ann Stauffer – 54”

  1. When my mother was a resident at Pinecrest Manor, Joyce provided her with wonderful care. I was very sorry to learn of her sudden and unexpected passing. My heartfelt condolences to Ron and Elizabeth. R.I.P. Joyce. You cared for so many.

  2. Joyce was a great caregiver and a joy to work with she always had a smile and positive attitude. Had the pleasure to work with her at Pinecrest.

  3. Ron and Elizabeth, I’m so sorry to hear about Joyce today. I worked with her at Alpha Omega. Her smile and friendship always made the days a little brighter. My husband and I ran into her a couple years ago and we caught up a little, especially about Elizabeth and her great accomplishments. She was so proud!

  4. I got to know Joyce while my dad was at Pinecrest and she took care of him. Always loved knowing she was taking care of him teasing him singing to him being there for him and us too. We shared many laughs and some even some tears. I will always be grateful for all she did. She was a WONDERFUL person. My prayers are with you.

  5. Ron and Elizabeth I am sorry for your loss. I was shocked to hear the new of Joyce’s passing and regret to say that I had not seen Joyce in many years. She had such a sweet and kind soul as a fellow classmate in Jr. high and high school. I pray that knowing she left her mark in life on many people, young and old and will be remembered by many. will comfort you in the days to come.

  6. I feel so badly for you. Working with you in Horse Bowl and Hippology, “Lizzy”, brought our families together.
    I wish your family the best down the road.

  7. I just heard and am so saddened. Joyce was a great source of care and comfort for so many at Pinecrest and for us too, when our mom passed. We always enjoyed catching up at our class reunions as well. Our sincere sympathy to the entire family.

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