Frances Kistler

Frances Joyce Kistler, 84, of Brownstown, died at 7:45 p.m., Friday, March 24, 2017 at Willowbrook of Effingham.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 28, at Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home, Brownstown with Bruce Sasse officiating. Burial followed at Fairlawn Cemetery, Vandalia. Visitation was held from 9 a.m. until service time. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Joyce Kistler was born on Dec. 29, 1932 in Chicago. She was the daughter of Michael and Mary Arbgast Pelagio. She married Forrest W. ‘Punk’ Kistler on March 18, 1951. He preceded her in death on Feb. 6. She was a mother and homemaker.

She is survived by her sons: Michael and his wife Nancy, Ronald and his special friend Cindy Wright and Larry and his wife Jami all of Brownstown; grandchildren, Wes Kistler of Brownstown, Brooke Kistler of Brownstown, Lindsay Kistler of Effingham, Andrew Kistler of Vandalia, Emilee of Effingham and Ariana Kistler of Brownstown; great-grandchildren, Maxx Kistler and Jordan and Willow Mayer.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

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