Joyce Siske Boyer (1927-2012)
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Joyce Siske Boyer, age 85 of Clarksville, TNm went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 after an extended ilness at the home of her daughter.
Joyce was born on May 31, 1927 in Allensville, KY to the late George Edward Siske, Sr. and Willie Maude Miller Siske. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Reuben Waller Boyer I; her son, Reuben Waller Boyer II; and her brothers, Glenn and George.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 10 a.m., at the chapel of Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home, with Rev. Paul Bunger officiating. Burial will follow in Dripping Springs Cemetery, Olmstead, KY. Visitation will be held on Friday, June 15, 2012 from 4-8 p.m., and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service on Saturday.
Joyce was a graduate of Clarksville High School and Austin Peay State University, where she obtained a B.S. degree in Elementary Education. She was a teacher in the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System for many years, teaching at both Ringgold and St. Bethlehem Elementary Schools. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She served the Lord faithfully in her church for many years in both preschool and missions ministries, and was a member of Spring Creek Baptist Church. She was a member of the Kirkwood Home Demonstration Club and the Country Woman's Club.
She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn Boyer Bunger (Paul); daughter, LuEllyn Boyer Wilcox (Jim); daughter-in-law, LeAnne Beaty Boyer (Waller), all of Clarksville, and sister, Linda Siske Stitt (Jack) of Burlington NC. She had eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, with one on the way.
Pallbearers will be her grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the building fund at Spring Creek Baptist Church or Gateway Hospice.
Services in the care of Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home, 1510 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37040; (931) 645-6488. Online condolences may be made at www.neal-tarpley.com.
Published in The Leaf Chronicle on June 15, 2012