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Joyce Nesbitt, 89, of West Lafayette, IN, died Monday June 24, 2013 at Westminster Health Care. She was born November 27, 1923, in Portland, IN, to the late Otto and Ada Hinkle Bartling. Joyce graduated from Madison Twp. High School and Purdue University. On August 2, 1947 she married David Nesbitt in Ft. Recovery, OH and he survives. Together, they operated his family farm near New Richmond.
Joyce was a homemaker and worked as a dietitian in Cary Hall at Purdue University. She was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, League of Women Voters, Tippecanoe County Historical Association and volunteered at the Feast of the Hunters Moon. Mrs. Nesbitt was also a member of the New Richmond Tuesday Study club. Joyce enjoyed her church, gardening, sewing and traveling to many interesting countries.
Surviving along with her husband are her children Mark Nesbitt wife Anne of New Richmond, IN,
Jane Ferguson husband Bob of Leesburg, IN, 10 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and a daughter in law Barbara Tilley of Edmonton, Canada. Joyce was preceded in death by a son Bruce Nesbitt and a brother Loren Bartling.
Visitation will be 5-8 PM Wednesday at Soller-Baker Lafayette Chapel, 400 Twyckenham Blvd. Funeral Service will be 10:00 AM Thursday at Soller-Baker Lafayette Chapel, Pastor David Doane officiating. Burial will be at Sugar Grove Cemetery. Those wishing may contribute to the Westminster Village Foundation or Lafayette Urban Ministry in Joyce's memory. Sign the guest book and leave memories at www.soller-baker.com
Published in the Journal & Courier from June 24 to June 27, 2013