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Berniece C. Joyce

Berniece C. Joyce age 69 of Linn passed away Saturday, July 10, 2010, at St. Mary's Health Center, surrounded by her loving family.

Berniece was born April 17, 1941, in Linn, a daughter to the late August and Henrietta (Renneke) Deeken.

Berniece graduated from Linn High School in 1959. On October 3, 1964, she was united in marriage to Hadley H. Joyce in Linn. He survives of the home.

Berniece had worked for Linn Manufacturing and in later years, had owned and operated BJ's Kennel along with her husband.

Berniece was a member of St. George Catholic Church and the Pet Breeders Association. She enjoyed crafts, decorating, and spending time with her family.

In addition to her husband, Berniece is survived by: one son, Harvey and his wife Eileen Joyce of Eldon; three daughters, Brenda and her husband Todd Becker of Freeburg, Beverly and her husband Doug Struemph of Freeburg, and Amanda and her husband Jay Wolfe of Linn; one brother, Gerald Deeken of Linn; three sisters, Louise Erickson of Linn, Pat Lieneke of Holts Summit, and Marie Lieneke and her husband Marvin of Chamois; eight grandchildren, Nathan and Kara Shepherd, Shelbi and Morgan Becker, Amber and Evan Struemph, and Austin and Tyler Wolfe; two sister-in-laws, Marilyn Deeken and Mary Ruth Deeken, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Berniece was preceded in death by: two brothers, Norbert and Wilbert Deeken; and a brother-in-law, Herbert Lieneke.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at Morton Chapel in Linn.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at St. George Catholic Church in Linn with Fr. I.C. Medina as the Celebrant. Interment will follow in St. George Church Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Mint Hill Cemetery or to St George Cemetery.

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Brenda and Bev, you and your families are in my thoughts and prayers. With my deepest sympathies, Cindy

Cindy Burks Jul 13 2010 12:00 AM

Joyce family, So sorry for your loss. May the help from family and friends help you through this sad time.

Kevin Baclesse Jul 13 2010 12:00 AM

With deepest sympathy at this difficult time. May you find comfort in the memories you hold close to your hearts.

Karen Kliethermes Jul 12 2010 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy to eveyone. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. She will be missed greatly

Dana Deeken Jul 12 2010 12:00 AM

Hadley, Harvey, Brenda, Beverly, Amanda and Family: My deepest sympathy to you all. I am so sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. May God guide you all through this difficult time and let memories fill your hearts with joy. Berniece was a wonderful person and she will be greatly missed. If you all need anything, PLEASE let me know. Love, Julie

JULIE LIENEKE Jul 12 2010 12:00 AM

Amanda and Family, Please know that your entire family is in my prayers. Please know...God never gives you more than your heart can bear. If You Knew by Steven Kinworthy If you knew where I am standing If you could see the sights I see If you could hear the angels singing The songs they sing eternally If you knew the One I'm holding Could see the smile He smiles at me If you knew where I am resting You would not cry for me I'm resting in the arms of Jesus No other place would I rather be So if you shed a tear Please don't shed it for me For if you knew where I am resting You would not cry for me

DeSheila Milton Jul 12 2010 12:00 AM