Joyce E. Bennett, 74, of Martinsville, IL passed away 3:22 PM Sunday, June 14, 2020 at her home surrounded by many family members at her side. She retired after many years of nursing at St. Mary’s of the Woods located at St. Mary’s of the Woods, IN. Joyce was born Dec. 4, 1945 in Jasper County, IL, the daughter of Charley and Edna Miller Martin. On June 16, 1963 she married Ivan Bennett at Hickory Church of Jasper Co., IL and they shared 57 years of marriage. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Surviving are her husband, Ivan; children, Pamela (Murray) Kelley of Albuquerque, NM, Nancy (Steve) Gard of Martinsville, IL, Deborah (Steve) Maxey of Casey, IL, Emily Maxey of Martinsville, IL and Charley (Johnna) Bennett of Mattoon, IL; siblings, Juanita Martin, Betty Huber and Patsy Bowen all of Yale, IL; twelve grandchildren and four great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Pearl Louise Urfer. A lady of amazing faith, she was a faithful and devoted member of the Friendship Community Fellowship Church of Martinsville. She was a member of O.E.S. Chapter #79 of Casey, IL, she loved to crochet and loved babies. Memorial services in honor of her life will be 2:00 PM Sunday, July 5th at Friendship Community Fellowship Church at Martinsville. COVID 19 GUIDELINES WILL BE OBSERVED. Burial will be in the Kikapoo Cemetery, rural Clark Co., IL. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the Friendship Community Fellowship Church. Online condolences are being accepted at pearcefuneralservices.com.