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Joyce Marie (Ennis) VanKampen


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Joyce Marie (Ennis) VanKampen Obituary
Joyce Marie VanKampen, 83, formerly of Litchfield, passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at The Laurels of Coldwater. She was born in Hillsdale on April 22, 1934 to Lyle and Bessie (Dufur) Ennis. Joyce married Gordon VanKampen on January 11, 1953 and he survives. Joyce and Gordon made their home on the dairy farm in Litchfield after Gordon's return from Korea until they retired.
She graduated from Hillsdale High School in 1952. Joyce had served as the Butler Township Clerk for 11 years and was a member of the Litchfield Farmers Club. She was also a member of the First Baptist Church in Litchfield where she was a Sunday School teacher and helped with the cleaning and secretarial duties.
In addition to her husband, Gordon, Joyce is survived by daughters, Amy (Michael) VanHuisen of Fort Wayne, Beth (Chris) Brenner of Litchfield and Diane (Robert) Kintigh of Concord; sons, Paul (Millie) VanKampen of Litchfield and David (Karen) VanKampen of Frederick, Maryland; eleven grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Richard Ennis
Funeral services for Joyce Marie VanKampen will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 27, 2018 at the First Baptist Church in Litchfield with Pastor Brent Stille officiating. Interment will follow in Whig Center Cemetery. The family will receive friends for visitation on from 5-7 p.m. Friday, January 26 at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to First Baptist Church or the Litchfield District Library.
Arrangements are entrusted to Eagle Funeral Home-George White Chapel in Litchfield.
To view this obituary or send condolences, visit www.eaglefuneralhomes.com
Published in The Hillsdale Daily News on Jan. 25, 2018
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