Thursday, December 6, 2007


Our loving mom, grandma, great-grandma, aunt and sister-in-law peacefully returned to our Heavenly Father the evening of November 27, 2007 with her children by her side.

She was born September 16, 1933 in Oxford Junction, Iowa and married Jim Weasmer in 1953. Together they raised a family of four children in Maquoketa, Iowa. They moved to Missouri in 1982 and found a lake home where they shared their great passion of fishing together. Joyce was devastated upon Jim's passing in 1999, but filled the void with volunteer work for the Humane Society. She moved to Utah in 2005 to be near family.

Joyce was an avid bargain hunter and loved to shop. Her weekly shopping excursions with her daughter were a highlight. She was always baking goodies for her family, and loved to come by and leave treats for them so they'd have a surprise when they got home from work. Absolutely nothing gave her greater joy than helping others. When anyone needed a hand, she was there in an instant. She gave all of her loving attention to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and will be dearly missed by them all.

Her husband, sisters and brothers preceded her in death. Joyce is survived by her children, Sandy (Dan) Ricks, Bountiful, UT, Wendy (Steve) Nath, Luverne, MN, Lori (Steve) Harrity, Kansas City, KS, Jim Weasmer & Cheryl Wylie, Kansas City, KS, special nephew Jerry (Janet) Ales, Davenport, IA, sisters-in-law Doris & Laura (Ike), 6 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, her granddog Buster, and many nieces and nephews.

Her wishes were that the ashes from her remains be placed next to her husband in Missouri, with graveside services only, which will be held at a later date. Online guest book at