Joyce Marilyn DeVore, the daughter of Albert Frederick and Carrie Elizabeth (Sandstrom) Schaffer, was born June 11, 1927, in Adams County, Iowa. Joyce entered eternal rest Thursday, December 26, 2019, at the Lenox Care Center, Lenox, Iowa, at the age of ninety-two years.
Joyce attended Pottinger School and graduated from Corning High School with the Class of 1944. Joyce was united in marriage to Max Eugene DeVore on July 25, 1946 at the Corning Federated Church. Four children were born to bless this union: Richard, Janice, Randy, and Mark.
The family moved to northern Iowa in 1957 where they farmed in Butler and Bremer Counties until 1972 when they moved to their farm in Prescott Township. Joyce taught school for three years at Prescott#7. She was a homemaker raising her children. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church where she was an Elder. She was a member of the Happy Homemakers club. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Left to cherish Joyce’s memory are her children: Richard (Diane) DeVore, New Sharon, Iowa; Janice (Bunny) Lee, Bellevue, Washington; Randy (Sheila) DeVore, Prescott, Iowa; Mark (Katie James) DeVore, Corning, Iowa; eleven grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; sister: Cleta Hutchison, St. Joseph, Missouri; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Preceding Joyce in death were her parents; husband; brother-in-law: Don Hutchison.