Age 51, our angel, Joyce, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2013. Joyce was born in Lansing on April 20, 1962, the daughter of the lateWayne Lyon and Barbara (Stephens) Lyon-Smith. She was a former member and attended Our Savior Lutheran Church and school in her early years. Joyce formerly worked with The Lawton Group/Professional Appraisal Services and most recently, Greenstone Farm Credit as a farm loan officer. She was a long-time member of Mason/Holt Fraternal Order of Eagles. Joyce loved a good bonfire with family and friends, boating, and traveling, especially trips to the beach. She found a connection with lighthouses, displaying many in her home.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, Wayne (1974) and Barbara (April, 2013). Surviving are her loving husband, George; children, Sterling (Morgan Hurst) Eisenlohr and Jennifer (Rann) Launstein; 3 grandchildren, Keaton and Max Launstein, Hollie Ann Eisenlohr; brothers, Stephen (Jill) Lyon, Jeffery (Tonya) Lyon and Lyle (Roxane) Lyon; sisters, Janet (Tim) Smith and Linda Lyon-Fitzgerald; father and mother-in-law, Gene and Marilyn Banks; brothers-in-law, Gene (Nancy) Banks and Gerald (Bambi) Banks; sisters-in-law, Linda (Jeff) Douglas, Diana (Dennis Novello) Waltz and Sandra (Dean) Minix; best friends, Ron and Patty Eisenlohr and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
A Celebration of Joyce's life will be held Saturday, 2:00 p.m. at the Palmer, Bush and Jensen Family Funeral Homes, Holt Chapel, with Rev. Gerald Garcia officiating, followed by luncheon at the Mason/Holt Fraternal Order of Eagles A time to gather with the family will begin Saturday at 12:00 noon. For those wishing, memorial contributions may be made to the Mason/Holt Fraternal Order of Eagles, Women's Auxillary or the American Cancer Society in Joyce's name.