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Joyce Barbara (Dennis) PetersJanuary 15, 1940 ~ September 10, 2017 (age 77)
Joyce Barbara Peters age 77, of St. Johns, MI, passed away Sunday, September 10, 2017, at Ashley Care Center, Ashley, MI.
A Memorial Service will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, MI, on Friday, September 15, 2017 at 1:00 P.M., with Pastor John Jakus officiating. Burial will take place at Riverside Cemetery, Elsie, MI.
Joyce was born in Brant, MI on January 15, 1940, the daughter of John and Mable (Griffus) Dennis. She graduated from Elsie High School with the class of 1959 and resided most of her life in St. Johns. Joyce married James Peters on June 27, 1959 in Bannister, MI.
Joyce loved to cook and bake. She was a talented crafter, especially with painting. Joyce was also a talented musician, playing the accordion and the piano. She had a love of music, especially for Elvis and loved to dance. She will always be remembered as “Little Corker” or “Mother Nach”. Joyce was an outgoing person, a very loving mom and adored her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband James Peters of St. Johns, MI, daughter Jackie and Richard Edlin of Harrison, MI, 4 sons; James Peters Jr. and Tammy Barth-Tyler of Terre Haute, IN, Jerry and Roblyn Peters of Seattle, WA, Jody and Pamela Peters of St. Johns, MI, Joe and Lisa Peters of Milton, FL, 10 grandchildren; Jeremy Peters, Jessica and Sam Fruend, Christin and Ben Coleman, Crystal and Tom Sklodowski, Colby Peters, Kody Peters, Taylor Peters, Dakota Peters, Skylar Peters, and Robert “Bubba” Peters, 2 step-grandchildren; Dylan and Dawson, 8 great-grandchildren, and sister Patricia King of Laingsburg, MI. Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers and 2 sisters.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Online condolences can be sent to www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, MI.