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Joyce A. Rashid

February 9, 1931 March 19, 2015
Joyce A. Rashid
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PEORIA – Joyce A. Rashid, 84, died peacefully at 5:11 a.m. Thursday, March 19, 2015, at Rosewood Care Center. She was born to Emma P. “Molly” (Wild) Allison and Arthur K. Lahne, Jr. on Feb. 9, 1931, in Peoria, Ill. Joyce was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Dr. Ameel G. Rashid (2011). She is survived by sons, Gregory and Jeffrey (Susan Wittry); daughter, Susan Rashid; grandchildren, Parker, Anna and Mackenzie; sister, Dorothy Droll (Charles); and nephew, Michael Droll (Molly); and sister-in-law, Emily Rashid LaHood (Edward); and their children, Edward LaHood (Carith) and Maria LaHood (Barent Roth). She graduated from Chillicothe High School, now Illinois Valley Central, in 1950. Following high school graduation, Joyce took a job at the Peoria Journal Star as a production artist. There, she became dear friends with Claudette Rashid, who introduced her to her future husband, Ameel. Joyce left the paper and worked at Ross Advertising until she married Ameel on Sept. 29, 1962, at St. Cecilia’s Church in Peoria. Joyce devoted her time to raising her three children and shared with them, and Ameel, many passions. Together, they played tennis, took horseback riding lessons, painted, and vacationed across the country. A particularly favorite destination for the family was Marco Island, Fla. After the children were raised, Joyce, a devout Christian, spent her time in Bible Studies, painting, and training and showing their Golden Retrievers. In the late 1980’s, she oversaw the design and construction of her and Ameel’s dream home along the Peoria Country Club golf course. Joyce also loved to travel. Her destinations included Egypt, Israel, Lebanon, and Hong Kong. Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, The Peoria Art Guild, or The Peoria Humane Society. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to www.wrightandsalmon.com.

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