Joyce Elaine (Flynn) Stephens

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Joyce Elaine Flynn Stephens, 72, born in Nevada, Mo on April 18, 1951 to John & Florence (Covington) Flynn. Joyce passed peacefully on Friday, December 24, 2023. She was the third of five children. On August 2, 1969 Joyce married Michael Brown; of this union two children were born, Lori and John Brown. On March 3, 1978 She married Gregory Stephens; of this union two daughters were born, Angelique and Kelly Stephens.

     Joyce had worked most of her life in the healthcare field as a CNA and CMT. She retired from the Nevada City Hospital, behavioral health unit in 2015. She also worked at Nevada Habilitation Center, Moore-Few Care Center, and Medicalodges. 

     Everyone who ever met her just absolutely loved her. She was a wonderful and caring woman with a huge heart and a great sense of humor. Joyce would become the life of the party with her joke telling, and she would keep on until your belly hurt and tears were rolling. You could hardly understand the joke because she would be laughing so hard!

     She enjoyed spending time with her friends and family, playing card and board games, fishing, doing crossword puzzles, reading, listening to music and dancing. Even after her hip replacement this year in January 2023 she was back to boogeying in no time. Her lifetime friend was Jeanna Breckenridge. No matter how much time had passed since they last seen each other they would always pick up where they left off. 

     Joyce is preceded by her parents John and Florence Flynn. She is survived by her brothers and sisters; John (Charlene) Flynn, Judy (Bob) Rice, Jim Flynn and Janet (Charles) Cullison. Her children; Lori (Shane) Norbury, John Brown, Angelique (Tom) Hartline, Kelly (Preston) DuCharme. Grandchildren; Kaleob Norbury, Kyle (Tawni) Norbury, Jeweliah (Michael) Freeman, Ethan DuCharme, Edwin DuCharme, Breiann DuCharme; and Great Granddaughter Karmyn Freeman who will greatly miss her Ninny Jo

      You will always be loved and missed forever in our hearts.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 28, 2023 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with John Flynn officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday evening at the funeral home.

     Memorials are suggested in her name to the National Kidney Foundation c/o Ferry Funeral Home.

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