Joyce Martin

Joyce Martin, 76, passed away Nov. 24, 2019 at Methodist Hospital.

Joyce was born Nov. 3, 1943 in Chariton, Lucas County to Clede and Wilma “Berneice” (Bay) Mitchell. She lived in Iowa for most of her life minus the two years she was in North Carolina. In 1960 she married Robert Martin. Joyce worked for Russell’s Trophies as an engraver for 40+ years.

She enjoyed teaching Awanis and Sunday school at her church. In her spare time she liked to read, fish and playing cards but her greatest joy was spoiling all her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Joyce is survived by her husband, Robert; sons, Philip, Wendell and Harold; siblings, Alice Goering, of Leon, Dorothy Allen of Chariton, Patsy Musgrove of Chariton, and Berneice “Meme” Mussmann of Des Moines; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; numerous great-great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews; and a host of extended family and dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Lloyd; and sister, Edith.

The family greeted friends from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 29, 2019 at Hamilton’s Southtown Funeral Home. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019 also at the funeral home. Joyce will be laid to rest at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family in loving memory of Joyce.

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