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Joyce M. Conway

March 28, 1939 ~ July 4, 2019 (age 80)


Joyce M. Conway, 80, of Elkhart, died on Thursday, July 4, 2019 at Miller’s Merry Manor in Wakarusa, IN.

Joyce was born March 28, 1939 in Chicago, IL to the late Leo and Ruth (Tiefenthal) St. Jacques.  Also preceding her in death are a sister, Joanie St. Jacques and Max, her beloved yellow lab.

On March 26, 1976, Joyce married William G. Conway Jr. in White Pigeon, MI.  He survives along with two daughters; Denise “Dee Dee” (Lonny) Faust and Autumn (Doug) Williams and one son, Michael (Tabitha) Kiner, all of Elkhart; nine grandchildren: Jessica, Justin, Jenni, Leslie, Melissa, Jana, Matthew, Heather and Katie; twenty-four great grandchildren; a sister, Sandra (Ron)Kiner of Union, MI.  She also leaves behind her beloved dogs, Duke and Cookie and her best friend, Kay Nunemaker.

Joyce was employed for many years as an executive secretary for several R.V. manufacturing companies.  She also worked in retail for several years until her retirement.

Joyce was a loving and giving mother, grandmother and great grandmother who enjoyed her family and looked forward to family gatherings.  As a child in Chicago, she became a diehard Cubs fan joining her aunt and uncle at Wrigley’s Field.  She enjoyed crafts, sewing and crocheting.  She loved her Young and Restless, Heartland and the Hallmark channel.  She loved RVing, providing it was in a motorhome.  Joyce was also very active in her churches in California and Texas prior to moving back to Indiana in 1993.

Visitation for Joyce will be held on Tuesday, July 9th from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at noon at the funeral home with the Rev. Jeff Lewis officiating.  Burial will follow in Plum Grove Cemetery in Union, MI.

Memorial contributions in memory of Joyce may be made to; Riley Children’s Hospital 705 Riley Hospital Drive Indianapolis, IN 46202, the Humane Society of Elkhart County 54687 C. R. 19 Bristol, IN 46507 or St. Jude Children’s Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105-3678.

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July 9, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home Inc.
403 W. Franklin Street
Elkhart, IN 46516

Funeral Service
July 10, 2019

12:00 PM
Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home Inc.
403 W. Franklin Street
Elkhart, IN 46516


Elkhart County Humane Society
54687 CR 19, Bristol IN 46507

Riley Children's Foundation
30 S. Meridian St. Suite 200, Indianapolis IN 46204-3509

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

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