Joyce Genevieve Spiva

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Joyce Genevieve Spiva, 82, of Wheaton, passed away Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, at Freeman Health Systems in Neosho.

She was born Feb. 25, 1937, in St. Louis, the daughter of Chester and Nellie Jewell (Fehring) McCracken. On March 15, 1958, she was united in marriage to Willie Ray Mason, who preceded her in death. In 1981, she was married to J.C. Spiva, who preceded her in death in 1996. Also preceding her in her death were her parents and her son, Danny Mason.

Survivors include: one brother, Roger McCracken of St. Louis; two sisters, Shirley Steinmeyer of Florida and Martha Coad of St. Louis; four grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.

She grew up and received her education in St. Louis where she graduated from high school. Throughout her life she worked at Vasey Bristol (Justin Boot), Wheaton Frozen Foods, Granby Manufacturing Company and Sunbeam of Neosho, from which she retired.

In 1969, she was saved at Pioneer Baptist Church and was currently a member of Solid Rock Baptist Church.

Services were held Friday, Oct. 4, at King Cemetery in Seligman, under direction of McQueen Funeral Home in Wheaton.

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