Joyce E. McCollister

Joyce E. McCollister, 81, of Fredonia died Friday morning (Feb. 22, 2013) at Absolut at Dunkirk after a long illness.

She was born July 4, 1931 in Buffalo, the daughter of the late Walter and Marjorie Lilly.

Joyce retired from Brooks Memorial Hospital, where she was employed in the environmental services department.

Survivors include her eight children, Brenda (Dan) Gill of Interlaken, NY, Diane (James) Jones of Chattanooga, Tenn., Michael (Carol) McCollister of Hemlock, N.Y., Deborah Kirell of Dunkirk, Martha Sroka of Dunkirk, David McCollister Jr. of Huntington Beach, Calif., Lisa (Marshall) Ehmke of Forestville and Kimberly (Daniel) Woloszyn of Irving; one sister, Jerralyn (Bob) Anderson of Tennessee; two brothers, Lennis Babcock of Florida and Paul Babcock of Louisiana; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours.

Arrangements are by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home.