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Joyce Louise McClane

February 7, 1936 September 1, 2023
Joyce Louise McClane
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Joyce Louise McClane, 87, of Mount Carmel, Illinois, passed to her heavenly home Friday September 1, 2023, at Deaconess Midtown Hospital in Evansville, Indiana, surrounded by the love of her family. She was born on February 7, 1936, in Mount Vernon, Illinois and grew up in Princeton, Indiana, the daughter of John Augustus and Florence Ruth (Russell) Carpenter. She married Donald Lowell McClane on November 22, 1952, at Camp Reveal in Vanderburgh County, Indiana, and together they enjoyed sixty-seven years of marriage until his passing on July 1, 2020.

Joyce devoted most of her life to homemaking and raising her family. She loved her family dearly and enjoyed cooking for large family get-togethers. Joyce loved listening to music and had an artistic flair which she expressed in her paintings and drawings. She was a member of the DAR, Cameo Society and St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Joyce was a faithful follower of Christ, with her favorite Scripture being Psalm 31. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Joyce leaves behind her daughter, LaDonna Blevins, and husband Don; one son, Mark McClane; grandchildren, Melissa Blevins, Jenifer Blevins, Hanna (George) Hart, Michael (Mindy) McClane, Jade McClane, Kisha (Steve) Summers, Erin (Jacob) Freeman; 15 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great grandchildren; one sister, Janet Keil and many loved nieces and nephews.

In addition to her beloved husband, Don, Joyce was preceded in death by one son, Chris McClane; her parents; sisters, Wanda Eileen Barr, Barbara Thomas Sutt, Phyllis Carpenter; brothers, Paul Carpenter, John Darrell Carpenter, and half-brother, Leon Clifford Carpenter.

Private Graveside Services will be held at a later date at Saint Mary’s Cemetery with Fr. Robert Zwilling officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made in Joyce’s memory to a charity of your choice.

Envelopes will be at the funeral home or may be mailed to Keepes Funeral Home, 1500 North Cherry Street, Mount Carmel, IL 62863.

Keepes Funeral Home is serving the family with the arrangements. To view Joyce’s tribute wall, purchase flowers and leave condolences for the McClane family, please visit

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Saint Mary's Catholic Cemetery Final Resting Place

Mount Carmel, IL 62863

Mount Carmel 62863 IL
United States

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