Joyce May Elder

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Joyce May Elder, 55, Nevada, Mo., passed from this life on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at her home in Nevada. Joyce was born August 22, 1960 in Ottawa, Kan., to Lindsay Ray and Laure Mabel (Lester) Elder.

Joyce was raised in Wellsville, Kan. Throughout the years she lived in various places including Ottawa, Kan., Chicago, Ill., Montana, and Texas. It is said, "to have been around the block." Joyce has worked at various area nursing facilities for the past 40 years. Her residence has been Nevada the past 13 years. Joyce had a love for panda bears, doing crossword puzzles, reading books, and drawing. She enjoyed listening to REO Speedwagon, and Bruce Springsteen. She also had a great love and respect for veterans.

Survivors include her husband, Ken, of the home (originally from Chicago); her daughter Andrea Casida, Nevada; her siblings, Lindsay Elder Jr., Thompson Falls, Mont., Frances Pearsall and her husband Irvin, Troy, Mont., Patty Sheler and her husband Clifford, Ottawa, Kan., Walter Elder, Ottawa, Kan., Barbara McDaniel, Florida, and Alice Calahan, Virginia; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, and one sister, Diane Rose Casida.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., on Wednesday, March 23, at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada. Friends may call now and until the hour of service at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to the family in care of Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.

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