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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Sallie Creek Steinauer
   Posted Mon October 29, 2018
Brian, Mary Lou, Kathy,

Was surprised to see Joyce had passed away. She was so spunky most of her life. Memories of she and Elmer visiting the folks are fun to recall. Dad would tease her so. I can still hear them. Elmer would sit and smile through all of it. Joyce had such a good heart.

You are all in my prayers as you say good by to another loved one.

Alice (Lechner) Huey
   Posted Wed October 31, 2018
Brian and family, it was such a shock to hear my best friend since 9th grade died, especially since I just visited with her before I came to Phoenix to visit my family. We had a great time talking about old times. I am still in Phoenix so won't be there for the services. Sending prayers and a hug.

Tina Buttercase
   Posted Fri November 02, 2018
To the family of Joyce,
I am so sorry for your loss I was shocked when I was checking the obits, I used to work with Joyce at Duffs and also at NC Manor I always enjoyed working with her and being her friend. She was a no nonsense type of person but one always knew where they stood with her, She was a good friend of my moms and put the two of them together it was quite the experience, I will always cherish my memories of Joyce may she rest I peace and be happy to be backj with her dear Elmer, May your memories bring you peace and comfort in the coming days.
God Bless You all!!
Tina Weston Buttercase

Lonnie, Doris,& Linda Martin.
   Posted Fri November 02, 2018
Brian, Rachel, & Patty, So Sorry that we could not make it to visitation or the funeral. Joyce was a very good person. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you all. LOVE Lonnie, Doris, & Linda.

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