Joyce May (James) Voyles

Born: Wed., May 21, 1941
Died: Sat., Oct. 27, 2018


6:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Nov. 01, 2018
Location: Gude Mortuary

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Nov. 02, 2018
Location: Gude Mortuary

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Joyce M. Voyles, age 77 of Syracuse, NE (formerly Nebr. City) passed away on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at the Good Samaritan Society in Syracuse.  She had resided at Good Sam in December, 2017 due to failing health.

Joyce was born on May 21, 1941 in Nebr. City, NE; the daughter of Medford and June (Bates) James.  She grew up and attended school in Nebraska City, graduating from Nebraska City High School.

On January 30, 1960, she was united in marriage to Elmer Voyles in Nebr. City.  Joyce worked at various businesses in Nebraska City including American Meter, the Nebraska City Manor, Duff’s Friendship Villa and most recently Alco.  She was a member of the Nebraska Church of Christ and the Eagles Auxiliary.

Joyce is survived by a son Brian Voyles of Lincoln, NE; long-time family friend Patty Sedoris of Lincoln, NE; one grandchild Rachel Voyles; three sisters: Beverly Catlett (Keith) of Hamburg, IA, Marylou McClane of Nebr. City, NE and Kathy Day (Jason) of Hastings, IA.; other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Elmer on December 9, 2009, her son, Mitchell Voyles on March 9, 2015, a sister and three brothers.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 2, 2018 at Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City with Pastor John Telgren officiating.  Burial will follow at Wyuka Cemetery in Nebr. City.

The family will greet friends from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1 at the mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, a scholarship fund is being established for her granddaughter Rachel.

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