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LAMAR-Services willl be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Weng Funeral Chapel in Jasper for Wilbur R. Joyce, 94, Lamar, who died Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at Barton County Memorial Hospital in Lamar. Burial will be in Lake Cemetery in Lamar.

Visitation will be held from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.


Memorial contributions may be made to Lottie Moon Foreign Missions or the Lamar Senior Center.


Online condolences may be made at www.wengfuneralchapel.com.


Survivors include a son, Bill Joyce, Jasper; two daughters, Patricia Gordon, Carthage and Martha Joyce, Jasper; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by his a sister, Lucille Clow, and a great-grandson, Zeth Joyce.


Mr. Joyce was born Nov. 9, 1919, in Barton County, to Estell and Ethel (Selvey) Joyce. He was a dairy farmer and a carrier for the Carthage Press for many years. He graduated from Lamar High School and was a member of the Victory Baptist Church of Carthage.


He married Ferne Schwartz on Jan. 17, 1942, at Greenfield. She died Oct. 21, 1988.


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