Joyce Elizabeth Stilley, age 74, daughter of Charles and Louise Belle (Teeters) Brown, was born April 25, 1935 at North Platte, Nebraska. She passed away October 19, 2009 in Texas County Memorial Hospital, Houston, Missouri.
She married Richard Mutzebaugh in 1955 and to this union two children were born, Jeanne and Mike. Joyce later married Garold Stilley in 1973.
Joyce is preceded in death by her mother; a sister, Betty Minson; and a granddaughter, Cherie Cavaness.
Surviving are her husband of 36 years, Garold Stilley of the home in Plato, Missouri; her son, Mike Mutzebaugh of Houston; a daughter, Jeanne Bock and husband Marty of Cabool, Missouri; her father, Charles Brown of Houston; seven grandchildren, Nathan, Courtney, Melissa, Lisa, Nick, Chris and Dakota; and three great-grandchildren, Andy, Amanda and Benjamin.
Joyce worked at Texas County #1 Water District for 10 years. She also worked at Houston School cafeteria for about six years.
She loved sewing, embroidery, reading and watching TV, and going antique shopping. But her greatest love was her grandchildren; she loved spending time with them. Joyce came to know the Lord at age 18 and loved the Lord with all her heart. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Memorials may be made to Texas County Food Pantry.
Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 24, 2009, at Evans Funeral Home in Houston with Wesley Wallace officiating. Burial will be in Embree Cemetery under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.