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Joyce Marie (Meyer) Stern

July 4, 1934 ~ November 15, 2021 (age 87)
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Joyce Marie Stern

July 4, 1934 – November 15, 2021


Joyce Marie Stern, 87, of Sierra Vista, Arizona formerly of Leawood, Kansas, passed away peacefully on November 15, 2021.

Joyce was born on July 4, 1934 in Washington, Kansas, the third daughter in a set of triplets (Jeanette, Jean and Joyce).  She also had an older sister, Millie and an older brother, Melvin.  Her parents were Leatha E. Clair Meyer and Edgar A. Meyer.  In 1954, she married Henry (Hank) F. Mann and had two daughters, Carol and Donna.  Joyce was married to Jim Coons in 1980.  He passed away in 1982.  Joyce later married Edward Stern in 1998.  Ed passed away in 2006.

Survivors include two daughters, Carol M. Bachofer & husband Tom, of Sierra Vista, Arizona and Donna L. McCoy Morgan & husband, Bruce Morgan, of Leawood, Kansas; sisters, Mildred (Millie) Starr of McPherson, Kansas and Jeanette (Jan) Detamble of Green Valley, Arizona; grandchildren Jessie Bachofer, Blake Morgan, and Denise Morgan; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward O. Stern, sister, Jean Harries, and brother, Melvin Meyer.

Joyce had a full, active life and was a joyful person with a big heart.  In her younger years she often enjoyed dancing to big band music and singing with her sisters.  As it turned out, her love of dance would last a lifetime.  Joyce was also very creative and had a special artistic talent.  She took pleasure in countless artistic hobbies over the years, one of which was owning/managing an antique shop in Shawnee KS.  Most of all, Joyce treasured her family and enjoyed spending time with them as often as she could.  Throughout her life, Joyce’s personal Christian faith was very real and important to her.

Joyce was deeply loved and she will be greatly missed.

Interment will be in Kansas.





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