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Joyce Eileen McMartin

September 7, 1926 — July 8, 2019

Joyce Eileen McMartin, 92, passed away peacefully Monday, July 8, 2019, with her beloved husband of seventy-two years and family by her side.

A funeral service will be 2:00 pm Friday, July 12, 2019, at Christy-Smith Funeral Homes, Morningside, with visitation one hour prior. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Joyce was born September 7, 1926, in Centerville, SD to Joel and Ella (Harvey) Smith. Joyce attended Business school before going to Kansas where she worked as a teletypist for the railroad, and then moved to Sioux City where she met and married the love of her life, James F. McMartin. Joyce had a long and fulfilling secretarial career at Johnson Biscuit Co./Interbake Foods, Inc.

Joyce loved her family and was active in Grace United Methodist Church. She was a loving grandma, attending as many of their activities as possible. She found great enjoyment in sewing, needlework, dancing, golfing, and playing bridge. She was also a tremendous cook and loved to bake. Season tickets for the Sioux City Symphony and Community Theatre were also an important part of her life.

Joyce will be missed by her family for her gentle and caring ways, her smile, her unwavering faith, understanding and listening, and devotion to her family and friends.

Joyce is survived by her husband, James; four children, James (Mary) McMartin, Marcelene (the late Dr. Robert) Saylor, Susan (Tom) Krage, Karen (Jim) Standage; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; sisters, Maxine (Herb) Bode and Kathleen (the late Dennis) Nordquist; and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; son-in-law, Dr. Robert Saylor; a brother, Robert Smith; a sister, Bonnie Schroeder; and a brother-in-law, Dennis Nordquist.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be directed to Sunrise Retirement Community or the Sioux City Symphony.
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Visitation

Friday, July 12, 2019

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Christy-Smith Funeral Homes - Morningside Chapel

1801 Morningside Avenue, Sioux City, IA 51106

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Funeral

Friday, July 12, 2019

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Christy-Smith Funeral Homes - Morningside Chapel

1801 Morningside Avenue, Sioux City, IA 51106

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