The world was blessed when Joyce Ann Muckey, the daughter of Albert and Helen (Clark) Hurst was born in Spencer, IA on August 7, 1958. Surrounded by loved ones, Joyce peacefully left this world to be home with the Lord on December 20, 2022.
Joyce spent her childhood years in Greenville, IA where she received her primary education and later graduated high school from Clay Central in Royal, IA in 1976. Joyce was blessed to grow up in a family of strong faith and love for the Lord. Throughout her life, Joyce shared her love for the Lord with those around her, especially with her husband, children and grandchildren. Joyce was admired by family and friends alike for her strong values, unconditional love and kindness.
Joyce met the love of her life, Lane Muckey, during the summer of 1977 in Spencer, IA. After some convincing by friends, Joyce agreed to take a motorcycle ride with him. Nine months later, on February 10, 1978, Lane and Joyce were married at the United Methodist Church in Everly, IA. To this union, three beautiful children were born: Joshua, Jessica, and Marlana. Joyce loved being a mother and was always on the go with her children, ensuring they were involved in church, school and community activities. Joyce was also involved in the community by volunteering to teach AWANAS, adult Sunday School and being a leader for other activities such as Girl Scouts and Friends of the Library.
Joyce’s love for children began at an early age when she began babysitting the neighborhood kids. Later on, she began working at The Villager restaurant where she met many life-long friends and made many memories. One of her favorite places she worked was alongside her brother, Steve, at Hurst Salvage.
Joyce loved showing support to those she loved; attending all her kids’ and grandkids’ activities and never missed an opportunity to tell her family how much she loved them. She was always a phone call away, and her home was always open. Joyce was most happy when her house was full of family and friends. She also enjoyed car rides, rides on the Queen, and watching movies with her husband. Together, Lane and Joyce built a family legacy full of love and faith, laying a strong foundation for generations to come. Joyce had two priorities in life: God and Family - we are all blessed to have been influenced by her unwavering love of both.
Joyce is survived by her loving husband of almost 45 years, Lane, of Moneta, IA; her son Joshua (Kendra) Muckey, of Spencer, IA; two daughters, Jessica (Jack) Jacobs of Brandon, SD; Marlana (Brandon) Tewes of Peterson, IA. Her true pride and joys-11 Grandchildren: Charlie, Spenser, Tian, Kia, Hudson, Lenora, Bentlee, Jasper, Ruxen, London, and Frankie. Also, her sister and brothers: Dianne Bryant of Cookeville, TN; Steve (Connie) Hurst of Arnolds Park, IA; and Joel (Debbie) Hurst of Spirit Lake, IA, many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
Joyce is preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Helen, her mother and father-in-law, Lenora and Glenn, her sister and brother, Marcia and Philip, and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Mark, Byron, Cheryl, and Glenda.