JOYCE E. STURTEVANT, 84 FREEPORT - Joyce E. Sturtevant, 84, of Freeport, died Saturday, May 18, 2013, at Parkview Home in Freeport. Born May 1, 1929, she was the daughter of John and Nellie (Howe) Fickert. On August 16, 1952, she married Donald E. Sturtevant. He died September 6, 2010. She was a member of First United Methodist Church teaching Sunday school for over 45 years and active in the United Methodist Women. Surviving is her son Daniel (Michelle) Sturtevant; her daughter, Patricia (David) Krusey; two grandchildren, Matthew and Jenna Krusey; all of Freeport; one sister, Joan Finkboner of Freeport; one brother, William (Esther) Fickert of Houston, TX. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and 3 brothers. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 22, at First United Methodist Church. Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 23, at First United Methodist Church with visitation starting at 10 a.m. The Reverend Young Ok Park of the church will be officiating. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery and Mausoleum in Freeport. In lieu of flowers memorial funds have been established for First United Methodist Church and Parkview Home. Joyce's family invites friends to extend condolences, share a memory, or light a candle in her honor at www.walkermortuary.com.
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Published in The Journal-Standard on May 21, 2013