Resources
Related Pages
Pages (100+)
See More >
Mentions
See More >
Helpful Services


1936 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Add a memory or condolence to the guest book
  • UPLOAD
    PHOTOS
  • ADD A
    VIDEO
  • LIGHT A
    CANDLE
If you need help finding the right words, view our suggested entries for ideas.

Back to Personal Message


Add a photo to your message (optional)
Preview Entry
July 18, 2018

Please don't submit copyrighted work; original poems, songs or prayers welcomed. Legacy.com reviews all Guest Book entries to ensure appropriate content. Our staff does not correct grammar or spelling.

Privacy Policy | Terms of Use
Select up to 10 photos to add to the photo gallery.

Select a candle
*Please select a candle
Preview Entry
July 18, 2018

Please don't submit copyrighted work; original poems, songs or prayers welcomed. Legacy.com reviews all Guest Book entries to ensure appropriate content. Our staff does not correct grammar or spelling.

Privacy Policy | Terms of Use
Keep updated on this Guest Book
Sign up below to receive email updates.
 Memories & Condolences
This Guest Book will remain online permanently courtesy of Joyce Funeral Home.
January 26, 2017
Barbara was... is, a dear friend I will never forget. I loveed her from the bottom of my heart. Friedship is for ever. Paul is a lucky man to have been married to Barbara. May she rest in peace.
April 23, 2016
May she rest in peace.
February 9, 2016
Part 2

She challenged us- or at least didn't always make life easy. She never could understand a whiny voice. She would tell any and all children I'm sorry, I can't understand you when you whine. She required proper English. Can Steph and me go to the park never got us anywhere beyond the English lesson: Can you? May who? My brother John once said it was hard enough living with her corrections he couldn't imagine having an English teacher as a mom. We learned then that she had gone to college and could have been teaching English instead of being a mom. She then explained how she wanted to be a science major, but didn't make it through organic chemistry successfully enough. I never knew if that was the real story because she could identify an odd smell as a ketone or an aldehyde.

She answered in ways that we had to figure things out. When asking how much we get for snacks or dessert she would answer Let your conscience be your guide. I know I heard that phrase for years before I gave up and asked what she specifically meant.

But then she had answers for what seemed to be the hardest questions. Around age 10, I asked my mother how could we now love God since loving God means that we must love all people, including the man who murdered my uncle Donald. Without missing a beat, she said that is what forgiveness is for.

Music was always a part of our lives. She practiced when we were at school. When we were home sick, we had to listen to her 1st soprano voice extending her upper range. Our school attendance was very good. On the flip side, she listened to her family learn to play instruments (French horn, trumpet, flute, and piano). She always wanted to hear more. Maybe she was singing to block our our squeaks and drones.
January 30, 2016
Hold on tight to your memories for comfort, lean on your friends for strength, and remember the love between you and your loved one.