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Joyce Ann Peters

Joyce A. Peters, age 90, of Ithaca, passed away September 2, 2019, at Warwick Living Center in Alma, Michigan

Joyce was born in Newark Township on  June 7, 1929, the daughter of Maynard and Lucille (Wermuth) Martin.  She married Donald L. Peters on January 31, 1948, in Angola, Indiana, a union of 70 years together until his passing in 2018.

Joyce loved spending time with her family, her flowers, and watching the hummingbirds and squirrels.  Her hobbies were embroidering, crocheting, reading, and she especially loved quilting.

Joyce is survived by her three children; Rebecca (Mike) Smith of Ithaca, Nancy (Dennis) Snyder of St. Louis, and Tim Peters of Perry; seven grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; her sister, Patricia (Richard) Parfitt of Mt. Pleasant; her brother, Darrell (Ruth Ann) Martin of St. Johns; and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

Funeral services for Joyce will be 1 p.m. Thursday, September 5, at the St. Louis Church of Christ, with Dr. Keith Wise officiating.  Interment will follow in North Star Cemetery.  Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, September 4, at the Barden Funeral Home in Ithaca and from noon until the time of the service on Thursday at the St. Louis Church of Christ.  Memorial contributions may be given to the St. Louis Church of Christ.  Condolences may be left for the family online at

Reader Comments (11)

We are so sorry for the loss of your Mother. I remember the good times we had while working together at the Country Pharmacy in St. Louis.
September 3, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterBecky Dickman
Nancy, Becky and Tim so sorry for the loss of your mom. Prayers for you and your family during this time.
September 3, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterLinda Losee Robbe
Becky & family, sending our condolences to you & family in the loss of your Mom. So Sorry.
September 3, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterKathy & Tom kanitz
Becky, Nancy and Tim.
You have my sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. Joyce was my second mother when I was growing up. Tim and I spent a lot of time back and forth at each other’s house. My she Rest In Peace and be with Don again. Love Larry McDaid
September 3, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterLarry McDaid
Nancy, I’m sorry to see about the loss of your mom. Praying for comfort for you and your family during this time.
September 3, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterChris Wilcox Wolford
Sorry for your loss, your family will be in my thoughts and prayers! ❤️🙏
September 3, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterSharon Williams
So so sorry for your loss. I remember our parents getting together when we were kids. Your parents were the nicest people. Thoughts and prayers to you all.
September 3, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterTerri Sherman Vought
Becky and family---I'm so sorry for the loss of your Mom. I'm sending hugs and saying prayers for strength and peace.
September 4, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterCyndi Roslund
God’s blessing on your family at this time of the loss of your Mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
September 4, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMarla Macha
Grieving the loss of Aunt Joyce. She & Uncle Don were unfailingly hospitable when "the city cousins" visited their farm every summer. We always had such a good time with Becky, Nancy and Tim. When my folks retired, they really enjoyed traveling with Aunt Joyce & Uncle Don. Much love and sympathy to all of you from Arizona. Cassidy sends condolences from Spain. OXOX
September 4, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterKaren Newton Murphy
Didn't know of Joyce's passing & felt very sad when I heard the news. She & Donald were wonderful cousins. We enjoyed them very much. Was at our lake home Aug 31 till last eve & heard msg from Barb Stuckey. Hugs & Prayers & God Bless all 3 of you. See you at her service.
September 5, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterSuzie & Larry White

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