Joyce Aundra Abney

March 27, 1944 ~ October 20, 2023

Born in: Bunker, Missouri
Resided in: Potosi, Missouri

Joyce Aundra Abney, 79, passed away Friday, October 20, 2023, at her daughter’s home in Potosi. She was born Monday, March 27, 1944, in Bunker Missouri, to the late Clifford and Thelma (Strange) Reese. Joyce was a member of the Esther Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, Joyce was preceded in death by her siblings, Denver, Jimmy, Michael, Jerry Reese; Josephine (Donald) Dunn and Shelia (Bill) South; and her forever fur baby Pixie.

Joyce had a caring heart for animals, especially her grand fur babies, she also enjoyed feeding the hummingbirds but most importantly was her love for her daughters, granddaughter, and great grandson. She will always be remembered as a loving mom, mother-in-law, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friends.

Joyce is survived by her two daughters, Roberta (Larry Day) House and Greta (Gary) Schauer; granddaughter, Lexie (Brent) Dobas; great grandson, Rhett Dobas along with many friends and family that survive. Joyce will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved her.

A memorial visitation will be held on Thursday, October 26, 2023, from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm at C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Desloge. A private burial will be held at a later date at Three Rivers Cemetery in Farmington. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in honor of Joyce to Coalition for Animal Rescue and Education or the Farmington Pet Adoption Center.

Arrangements are under the direction of C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Desloge.


Memorial Visitation: Thursday, October 26, 2023
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

C.Z. Boyer & Son - Desloge
1116 N Desloge Dr.
Desloge, Missouri 63601

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  1. Candle 2So sorry to hear this. Worked with Joyce for many years at US Tool. Prayers for the family, she was an amazing person.

  2. Candle 1Joyce was one of the sweetest caring people you will ever meet. I first met Joyce when we worked together at US Tool Grinding years ago and then after I met and married my husband found out she was part of the family. She will definitely be missed but not forgotten ❤️
    Love Robby Abney

  3. Candle 2Joyce was a very special friend she had been in my life for about 30 years. She will be missed . Such a lovely lady!

  4. Candle 2Joyce was mine moms friend for over 30 years. We met her and Linda in Nashville Tn at Fan Fair. We enjoyed every year getting to visit, we live in Alabama so this was a yearly event for us. But, they wrote letters all the time to each other. I couldn’t wait to here the letter that Joyce wrote to us. She was there when I had cancer and the birth of my child and so many thinks that involved my family. Her letters were just has she was there in person. When my mom die 3 years ago she would call and check on me. I found a letter that my mom had not finished so I did and sent to her. I wrote to her for a while and then just talked on phone or facebook. She share of the the great kids and grandkids and great grandkid for us to see. So she will be missed and I love you Joyce. I talk to her last week and she said she was ready and was excited to see Barb that is what she called my mom. I know mom was so glad to see her. I am praying for the family daily cause a loss of such a special person is so hard.

  5. Candle 8Joyce and I became good friends over the decades even though I am in California. She was very much like family to me! I so enjoyed hearing what all the kids were up to and watching her great grandson as he was growing up. I regret not coming to visit sooner, hindered by that darn Covid virus these last few years, waiting for the pandemic to truly be over. I will miss her greatly as will her family. Truly a special person, we are all so very lucky to have had her in our lives… as heart breaking as this is. Missing you, Joyce, love you! See you on the “other side”.

  6. To the Family, Roberta, Greta, Lexi and family, We are so, so sorry for your loss. My Family and I Are praying for you and your family during this difficult time. Joyce was a true Sweet Heart, I always enjoyed talking to her at The RE/MAX Best Choice office. God Bless you all!!!

  7. Joyce was the sweetest loving person that anyone could have known I was a friend of her and always sat with her in church. She will surely be missed.
    God Bless you all!!

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