Joie L. Cokel, 1953-2016

GALESBURG — Joie L. Cokel, 62, of Monmouth, passed away at 3:45 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, at OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg.

She was born August 27, 1953 at Saunders Hospital in Avon, the daughter of Kermit Charles and Bonnie Mae (Richey) Wainman. She graduated from Galesburg High School in 1971.

Joie married Julius Cokel in Monmouth, on Dec. 18, 1975, and he survives.

Joie worked at the Kmart in Monmouth for 16 years and later helped promote the Aledo Raceway for many years.

Survivors include her husband, Julius of Monmouth; her parents, Kermit and Bonnie Wainman of Monmouth; two sons, Kris (Gloria) Cokel of Meridian, Miss. and Tony (Marcy) Cokel of Monmouth; daughter, Lesli (Todd Fox) Cokel of Monmouth; sister, Jean (Rick Hahn) Main of Galesburg; brother, Jerry L. Wainman of Jacksonville, Ill.; grandchildren, Colton Cokel, Caine Cokel, Maveryk Cokel, Corbin Peterson, Cash Wallace, Josh Cokel, Hayden Cokel, Justin Wallace, Casandra “Cassie” Wallace; great granddaughters, Arabella Grace Wallace and Jersey Cokel; nephews, Jeremy Randolph, Travis Randolph and Brandon Wainman.

She was preceded in death by her grandson, Calvin Cokel, and one brother, John T. Wainman.

A family & friends gathering and a potluck, will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 at the Monmouth VFW Post #2301 (830 North G St., Monmouth). Cremation has been accorded. Memorials may be given to the Joie Cokel Memorial Fund. McGuire & Davies Funeral Home and Crematory; Monmouth is in charge of the arrangements. For more information or to leave an online condolence please visit,

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