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Joyce (Moore) Smith, 62, of Lafayette, passed away at 8:50 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at I.U. Health Arnett. Born March 6, 1951 in Lafayette, she was the daughter of the late George E. and Geneva (Ridings) Moore. She graduated from Lafayette Jefferson High School and earned her BA from Indiana Wesleyan Business College.
She married Danny M. Smith on February 12, 1972 in West Lafayette and he preceded her in death on March 13, 2009.
Joyce was employed at Verizon Communications for 38 years. She was a member of Women of the Moose, Local Chapter #796, and a lifetime member of Friends of the Library. She enjoyed spending time with family, traveling, and was an avid reader.
Surviving are her two sons, Clayton L. Smith of Lafayette and Danny Smith II (Lisa Buckley-Smith) of Plainfield, IN; a sister, Barbara Aubrey of Cynthiana, KY; three brothers, Jack Moore of West Lafayette, Michael Moore and Bruce Moore both of Lafayette, and three grandchildren, Hayden Smith, and Amber and Tyler Chappell. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Roger (and wife Linda) Moore and Harold Moore.
Graveside service 1 p.m. Tuesday at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens Mausoleum with Celebrant Carla Ellis officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the
Hippensteel Funeral Home entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com
Published in the Journal & Courier from Apr. 19 to Apr. 20, 2013