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Joyce Barber
(July 19, 1920 - December 19, 2013)

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Joyce Barber

Joyce Barber, 93, of LaMoille died Dec. 19, 2013, in Mendota Community Hospital. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Van Orin Gospel Church with the Rev. Jeffery Patrick officiating. Interment of ashes will be at Greenfield Cemetery at a later date. Visitation is one hour prior to services Monday at the church. Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota provided the arrangements. She was born July 19, 1920, in LaMoille to R. Everett and Zora E. (Preston) Shirley. She married Floyd Barber on Jan. 29, 1944, in LaMoille. She graduated from LaMoille High School in 1937. She was employed as a cook and waitress in LaMoille restaurants for more than 30 years. She was a member of Van Orin Gospel Church. She is survived by two daughters, Diane Simpkins of Van Orin and Kaye(Peter) Razo of Sterling; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mary Ethel Shankel of Sterling. She was preceded in death by her husband on July 6, 1986; and two brothers, Floyd, and one in infancy; grandson Floyd "Bub" Simpkins; son in law Larry Simpkins. Memorials may be directed to the family.

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