Mavis Joyce Moyer, formerly known as Mavis Dudgeon, peacefully passed away on May 18, 2023 at the age of 93, at The Village at Victory Lakes Assisted Living Facility in Lindenhurst, Illinois.
Mavis had spent the last decade living with her devoted daughter, Lisa, creating cherished memories together. Her departure has left a void in the hearts of many who knew and loved her.
Mavis was born on Feb. 19, 1930. Her childhood was shaped on a farm just outside of Coal City, Illinois. She attended Goose Lake School, a quaint one-room schoolhouse in Grundy County, where she received her primary education. She graduated from Coal City High School and later found love during the Korean War when she met and married Melvin Moyer of Rochester, on July 3, 1954.
Throughout her life, Mavis held a deep affection for the countryside. For forty years, she resided in her beloved home in Honey Creek surrounded by the beauty of nature. Prior to that, she lived in Rochester, where she began her journey as a newlywed. Mavis dedicated herself to her role as a housewife, finding joy in various hobbies. She had a passion for letter writing, which played a significant role in her love story, as she initially connected with her husband as pen pals.
Animals held a special place in Mavis’s heart, particularly horses, dogs, and birds. She possessed a remarkable talent as an artist, specializing in portrait and still-life paintings.
Mavis is survived by her daughter, Lisa (Moyer) Clark, who provided unwavering support and care throughout the years. She also leaves behind her beloved grandchildren, Starla (Clark) Rodriguez and Hunter Clark. Mavis was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Benjamin Dudgeon and Ethel Dovey (Bartlett) Dudgeon, who hailed from Coal City/Morris, Illinois, and her beloved husband Melvin Harold Moyer.
A private funeral and burial will be held in loving memory of Mavis. In celebration of her remarkable life, a public gathering will take place on Saturday, May 27, at 1909 East Grand Ave. Suite 1 in Lindenhurst, Illinois from 1 to 4 p.m. Look for the blue balloons. All who knew and cherished Mavis are welcome to attend this heartfelt event, where a light lunch will be served. Let us come together to honor the beautiful life she lived and the indelible mark she left on our hearts.
Schuette-Daniels Funeral Home is serving the family. Well-wishers may visit www.danielsfamilyfuneral.com.