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Joyce Barber

Published: Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 1:15 a.m. CST • Updated: Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 5:04 p.m. CST
Joyce Barber

LaMOILLE – Joyce Barber, 93, of LaMoille, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at Mendota Community Hospital. She was a cook and waitress at several LaMoille restaurants for more than 30 years.

She was born July 19, 1920, in LaMoille, the daughter of R. Everett and Zora E. Preston Shirley. She married Floyd Barber on Jan. 29, 1944, in LaMoille. He preceded her in death on July 6, 1986. She was a member of Van Orin Gospel Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Diane Simkins of Van Orin and Kaye Razo of Sterling; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mary Ethel Shankel of Sterling.

She also was preceded in death by two brothers, one in infancy, and Floyd Shirley. 

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday and a memorial service at 11 a.m. Monday at Van Orin Gospel Church, with the Rev. Jeffery Patrick officiating. Cremation rites will be accorded. Interment of ashes will be at a later date at Greenfield Cemetery in LaMoille. Merritt Funeral Home in Mendota is handling arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the family.

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