Joyce Willard
Joyce Willard passed from this life on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 in Shawnee, OK.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Palmer Marler Funeral Home.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at the First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ with Pastor Delbert Hinshaw officiating.

Joyce was born on August 20, 1937 to Irvin and Stella (Howe) Wright in Cushing, OK.  She grew up in Cushing and graduated from Cushing High School.  After graduating, Joyce became a mother of three loving children: Vickie, Kim, and Pam.  She was a caring mother and raised them right.  She was a great cook and during the holiday season made bread and candy for all her family and friends.  In 1986, Joyce married the love of her life, Charlie Willard at their home in Cushing.

Joyce worked in the dietary department of the Cushing Hospital and as a Food supervisor at Valley Hope.  In her free time, Joyce could be found in the kitchen cooking or out camping with friends and family.

Joyce is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Willard; 2 daughters, Vickie Carol and Kim Pope; both parents, Irvin and Stella (Howe) Wright; one brother, Harvey Wright.

Joyce is survived by one daughter, Pam Roberts and husband, Tim of Tulsa; one sister, Patricia Dauman of Shawnee, one brother, Tommy Wright and wife, Jackie of Cushing;  four grandchildren, Aaron Roberts and wife, Kelly of Colorado, Aimee Sample and husband, Jon of Colorado, Dawn Exton of Cushing, and Christopher Pope of Cushing; four great grandchildren, Evalynne Roberts, Isaac Pope, Eric Loudermilk, and Alexander Pope.  Joyce is also survived by a longtime friend, Wilda Thomas of Shawnee, and numerous nieces and nephews.


First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
300 E. Moses
Cushing, OK 74023