Traverse City Record-Eagle


December 31, 2013

Joyce Johns

TRAVERSE CITY — Joyce Johns, 85, formerly of Traverse City, passed away on Dec. 27, 2013. She was born on June 24, 1928, to Gerald and Ruth (Peterson) Loftus, in Detroit.

Joyce is survived by her children, Jim (Sonya) Johns, of Florida, Jennifer Olson, Kathy (Steve) VanderWall, of Verdi, Nev., Cynthia (Thomas) Loomis, of Burkley, and Cary (Walter) Johns, of Sault Ste. Marie; grandchildren, Tracey, Tiffany, James III, Tawnya, Erin, Hillary, Chelsea, Roxanne, Sydney and Joseph; and great-grandchildren, Colby, Lexi, Callie, Alix, Trinity, Willow and Christian.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, James Johns on March 10, 2011. She was also preceded in death by her parents and sister, Geraldine Tietz.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Covell Funeral Home of Traverse City.

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