•May 3, 2017•
By Ellen Ferrera
for the News Progress
The lobby of the First Mid-Illinois Bank and Trust was filled with well-wishers bidding farewell to Joyce Edmonds as she begins her retirement after nearly 33 years of service.
It was Friday, April 28, her last day, and the credenza in her Sullivan office was covered with cards, floral bouquet and gift baskets. I overheard her say to one friend, “Now, no more tears; I’ve cried enough today.”
Edmonds is a hometown girl, born in Sullivan and attended Sullivan High School. She then enrolled in Lake Land College and began working at the bank July 9, 1984. Throughout all the years, she has taken numerous training courses to keep up with the rapid changes in the banking world, and it’s time to move on.
“This will be time with family and friends plus the opportunity to travel,” she began. “I have two daughters and two granddogs , kitties and some guinea pigs we call “furballs” to look after. Then there are nearly 40 years of housework that needs to be done.”
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