Joyce Eileen Barrier
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Joyce Eileen Barrier, age 77, passed away after a short illness at her home in Smyrna, TN on February 16, 2013.
She was born on September 24, 1935 at Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs, IA to Max and Ann Holzfaster. She graduated from Saint Patrick's Catholic School in 1953. She married Arlen Ivan Barrier on June 2, 1956.
Joyce is survived by her husband of 56 years, Arlen; and her three sons, David (Leisa) of Smyrna, TN, Douglas of Alvo, NE and Duane (Paulette) of Neola, IA. Also, she leaves nine grandchildren (Tara, Kyle, Alex, April, Amy, Casie, Melissa, Rebecca, Heidi) and three great-grandchildren (Ella, Jacob, Enis). Joyce also leaves her sister, Jean (Terry, deceased) Casson of McClelland, IA and brother, John (Sue) Holzfaster of Cameron, MO.
Joyce is preceded in death by her parents, Max and Ann Holzfaster.
There will be a Memorial Service at the First Presbyterian Church in Neola, IA on Saturday, February 23rd at 2 p.m., officiated by Pastor Dean Sparr.
Memorial contributions should be made to the First Presbyterian Church in Neola.
Joyce will always be remembered as loving, kind, loyal, caring, and devoted to God, with a unique way of making us all feel special.
Published in The Daily News Journal on Feb. 20, 2013