Joyce Eleanor Wakeman Pierce CharltonJoyce Eleanor Wakeman Pierce, 90, a happy loving soul, passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2013 surrounded by her loved ones. Born on February 25, 1923 in Jordan, NY, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank M. Pierce. Joyce is survived by her children, Patricia (Bill) Wiersema of Lindsay, OK, Lucinda (John) Robertson of Charlton, NY, Midge Pace of Corpus Christi, TX, Michael (Kellie) Pierce of Hannibal, NY; and many beloved grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, as well as her precious pet, Miss Kitty. Joyce lived most of her life in Martville, NY where she was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church and then Martville United Methodist Church. As an active member of Bethel UMC, Joyce grew in the Lord and served as a lay leader and made many delicious homemade rolls and pies for church functions. She also spent many years as a bus driver for the Hannibal Central School District. In 2007, she moved to Saratoga County to live with her daughter, Cindy and her son-in-law, John in Charlton. Joyce was a gentle person whose smile warmed the hearts of many. She loved God, her family and life. No funeral services are planned at this time, however a celebration of her life will be held on June 29 with burial at the Bethel Cemetery in Hannibal, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army. For online condolences, please visit www.simplechoicescremation.com. Joyce's family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff of Maplewood Manor and Saratoga Hospital who cared so lovingly for her.
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Published in The Daily Gazette Co. on Apr. 27, 2013