Farnhamville- Joyce J. Babcock, 92, passed away Monday, September 5, 2022 at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home.
Memorial services will be 2:00 PM Saturday, September 10, 2022 at Palmer Funeral Home, Gowrie with Chaplain John Briley officiating. Private family burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Fort Dodge. A visitation will be 12:30 PM Saturday until the time of the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be left to family discretion.
Joyce J. Savage was born November 20, 1929 on a farm near Lake City to Charles and Carrie (Daisey) Savage. She was raised in the Woodlawn Church of Christ and graduated from Lake City High School in 1950. Joyce was united in marriage to Herbert Babcock of Farnhamville in 1950 where they made their home.
Joyce worked at Carter's Drug Store, Lake City and then Friendship Haven, Fort Dodge for 26 years. She was a devoted member of the United Methodist Church, Farnhamville serving in the UWF and the Lunch Bunch as well as teaching Sunday and Bible school. Joyce was a Campfire Leader and active member of the American Legion Auxiliary where she enjoyed displaying the Veteran's Christmas Tree. She was also part of the Past District Governor's Wives Club. She was passionate about crafting and playing cards with family and friends.
Joyce is survived by her daughters Terri (Herb) Mahler of Sac City, April Elsberry (Ed Rossmanith) of Boone, and Darla Babcock of Farnhamville; grandchildren Jaime (Norman) Herrera of OK, Ryan (Lisa)Mahler of KS, Megan (Matt) Goedken of IL, Josh (Niki) of IA, and Emily ( AJ) Myers of IA; 9 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Maryann Savage and brother-in-law Cleon Babcock both of IA.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, husband Herbert Babcock, siblings; CliffordSavage, Beaulah VeerHusen, Evelyn Reitmeier, Charles Savage, and Pete Savage, and sister-in-law Jean Babcock.