Delores “Joyce” Hipskind, 93, formerly of Champaign, passed away with her family by her side, on the evening of Friday, March 18, 2022 at her home for the last 13 years, Bridle Brook in Mahomet.
There will be a visitation on Wednesday, March 23 from 10-11 am at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 403 W. Clark, Champaign with a rosary service starting at 9:45am. The funeral Mass will immediately follow the visitation at 11:00 am at the church. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Champaign.
Joyce was born on February 20, 1929 in Toledo, OH to Edward and Juanita (Bruhl) MacDonald. She married John Hipskind in Marion, IN on September 9, 1950. After 60 years of marriage, he preceded her in death on September 8, 2010.
She is survived by her 2 children, Jim (Karen) Hipskind of Champaign and Louise (Doug) Wadas of Greenville, SC; 5 grandchildren, Jordan (Nate) VanCamp, Brandon, Adam, Grace and Jake Wadas; 3 great granddaughters, Maddie Bridgewater, Natalie and Karli VanCamp; 1 great grandson, Grady VanCamp; her sister, Sherroll Prescott and her niece Kristin Prescott, both of WA.
Joyce and her husband were longtime parishioners at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Although since her move to Mahomet, she enjoyed attending Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. Joyce worked with U of I graduate students, editing and formatting their dissertations for 36 years, earning retirement at the age of 75.
In her retirement years, Joyce was a very active and fun loving member of the Bridle Brook Community. As one of the first residents there, she was more than happy to greet new residents with a smile and help them to feel welcome in their new home. She loved to play cards or any game that would give her an opportunity to socialize with others. Joyce didn’t know a stranger and was affectionately known by her family as the unofficial “Mayor of Bridle Brook”.
The family would like to thank the entire staff of Bridle Brook and Transitions Hospice for the loving care they gave to Joyce.
Donations may be made to Holy Cross Catholic Church, Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church or charity of the donor’s choice.
Holy Cross Catholic Church
403 West Clark, Champaign IL 61820
Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church
501 W. State Street, Mahomet IL 61853