Joyce M. Swartz

DWIGHT – Joyce M. Swartz, 37, of Emington, Illinois passed away peacefully December 23, 2020 in Peoria, Illinois after a courageous battle with cancer. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, December 30, 2020 in St. Patrick Catholic Church, Dwight, IL. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass that same day in the church. Burial will follow in 5-Mile Cemetery at Saunemin, IL. Memorials in honor of Joyce may be made to the Saunemin Fire Department or the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria for brain cancer research. Joyce was born January 11, 1983 in Peoria, IL, the daughter of John and Jeanette (Joyce) Studyvin. She married Craig Swartz on July 25, 2009 in Tremont, IL. He survives in Emington, IL. She is also survived by her children: Lucas, Grant, and Audrey of Emington; her parents; her husband’s parents, Gary and Sue Swartz of Saunemin; brother, Matt Studyvin of Tremont, IL; sister, Mandy (Lee) Eichelberger of Minier, IL; extended family, Derek (Megan) Swartz of Maple Grove, Minnesota; Katelyn (Mike) Mangialardi of Chicago; Allison (JD) Boerger of East Peoria, IL; and Jim and Peg Watters of Dwight; her nieces, Madison and Mackinze Eichelberger of Minier, IL; nephews, Connor and Jackson Swartz; and numerous cousins, aunts and uncles. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, John and Mary Ellen Studyvin, and her maternal grandparents, Bernard and Mary Joyce. Joyce graduated from Tremont High School, then proceeded to Illinois Central College. She then continued her education receiving a Bachelors Degree from the University of Illinois at Champaign in Architecture in 2005. She returned for her Masters in Civil Engineering and Architecture, completing in 2009. Joyce loved her career with Carlson Brothers in New Lenox as a Project Engineer. She spent 11 years working with large building projects, housing projects, fire departments, and many other projects that she took great pride in. She also loved being a part of the Saunemin Grade School Board to provide guidance to shape her children’s education to better prepare them for the future. Joyce enjoyed being a farmer’s wife, playing sports, and anything outdoors. She enjoyed running the combine, snowmobiling and four wheeling. She was a great basketball player and especially enjoyed coaching her children in basketball, baseball and football. She was a loving mother, wonderful friend, and a dear neighbor to all who knew her. Online condolences may be made at hagermemorial.com