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Joyce Elaine Willis, 71, of Jamestown, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at St. Vincent Hospice in Indianapolis. She was born in Indianapolis, on June 10, 1945, a daughter of the now late William Albert Hudson and Vera Lucille Gohman. Joyce graduated in 1963 from Zionsville High School. She then received her bachelor of science degree from Indiana University in 1967. She was married to Harry Edward Willis on Oct. 7, 1967, at the Salem United Methodist Church in Boone County. Harry passed away on May 30, 2000. Joyce retired in 2015 as a dental hygienist from All Smiles Dental in Crawfordsville, where she had worked for many years. She was a devoted sister, mother and grandmother. Joyce loved spending time with her family especially her six grandchildren. Joyce enjoyed nature's surroundings and bird watching. Joyce is survived by her children, Anita (Rick) Breedlove of Jamestown, Charles E. Willis of Lebanon, and Harry (Kyla) Dwain Willis of Zionsville; grandchildren, Alaina, Sarah, Koltin, Cyan, Cora, Quinn; sister, Brenda (Dave) Oltean of Nebraska; and sister-In-Law Wilma Roush In addition to her parents and husband, Joyce was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Dave Roush. Visitation will be 2 p.m. until the time of the service on Saturday, April 8, at Myers Mortuary, 1502 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon. Services will begin at 4 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow services at Dover Cemetery in Dover. Online condolences may be made at www.myersmortuary.com.
Published on April 7, 2017
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