Joyce Ann Litchfield, 83, of rural Macomb passed away at 3:18 p.m. Wednesday, January 18, 2023.
She was born on May 22, 1939 to Guy and Ruth Heaton Aten in Industry. She married Marshall Litchfield in 1958 in Industry.
She is survived by three sons, Jay Litchfield of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Kendell (Suzanne) Litchfield of rural Macomb and Steven Litchfield of Norris; six grandchildren, Brock (Shelby) Johnson, Ryan (Blaire) Litchfield, Allyson Litchfield, Katie Litchfield, Sarah Litchfield and Kyle Litchfield; two great-grandsons, Rush and Rex Johnson; sister, Mary Jane Pollock; brothers, Neil (Phyllis) Aten and Jim Aten; sisters, Connie (Bill) Heitman and Bonnie (John) Britton; several nieces and nephews and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Marshall Litchfield, and her sister, Elaine Bozard.
Joyce went to high school with Marshall and they married soon after graduating. The had a joyful marriage and lived a life of faith, love of family and service.
Joyce helped establish a young adult Sunday school class, worked behind the scenes to enable Marshall to preach at Doddsville United Methodist Church for 25+ years, and was involved in many of the church’s missions. Joyce put her family before her own needs and assisted her boys in participating in many activities, she enjoyed the large Aten and Litchfield family gatherings, and later in life became the go-to sitter for grandchildren and grand-nieces (Creasey and Bozard girls). One of her favorite activities was attending any and all events her grandchildren and gand-nieces participated in. Joyce served her community by being a member of McDonough County Farm Bureau Women, served on the Macomb school board, and was an advocate for the farming community.
A special note of thanks and love to Joyce’s niece, Susan Creasey, who was like a daughter to her, for much more than can be put into this space. A big thank you to the staff at The Elms and The Lamoine for loving care.
Joyce had an infectious smile and exuberant laugh that will forever live in the hearts of her family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at the Industry United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in Industry Cemetery in Industry.
Memorials may be made to the Industry Fire Department and the Doddsville United Methodist Church.
Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb is in charge of arrangements.
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