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Joyce A. Hollingshead

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Joyce A. Hollingshead, 75, of Midland, died on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland.

Joyce was born April 27, 1937, in Midland, to the late Robert J. and Catherine (McLaren) Stanford. On July 14, 1956, she married her sweetheart, Eugene R. Hollingshead, in Midland.

Joyce was a member of St. Brigid of Kildare parish. She loved being a wife and mother and her family was number one in her life. She enjoyed working in the medical field, volunteering, bowling, swimming and traveling.

Joyce is survived by her husband, Eugene; daughters, Brenda (Don) Carter of St. Charles and Ronda (Mike) Gary of Harrison; sons, Ken (Rosemary Edgar) of Leslie and John (Rhonda Austin) of Holt; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers, Richard (Lorraine) Stanford of Midland and Jerry (Glenna) Stanford of Midland. She was preceded in death by her son, Brian and his family, wife, Sally, children, Amanda, Tiffany and David; brothers, Robert and Bruce; and her best friend, Eleanor Hollingshead.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at St. Brigid of Kildare in Midland, with Father Patrick O'Connor Celebrant. The family will receive friends at Smith-Miner Funeral Home, 2700 W. Wackerly, on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, from 4-6:30 p.m., and at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. A vigil service will be held on Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m., at the funeral home, with Father Robert Maloy, Capuchin priest, officiating.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider St. Brigid of Kildare-Faith and Fellowship or Crazy Horse Monument Restoration Foundation. Online condolences can be left at

Published in Midland Daily News on Feb. 5, 2013
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