In Memory of

Joyce J. Babcock

November 20, 1929 - September 5, 2022
From: Farnhamville, IA | Originally: Farnhamville, IA

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. 
September 10, 2022
Saturday - 2:00 PM
Palmer Funeral Home, Gowrie
Chaplain John Briley
Septmeber 10, 2022
Saturday - 12:30 PM 
Palmer Funeral Home, Gowrie
Private Family
Memorial Park Cemetery, Fort Dodge


Saturday, September 10, 2022 at 9:50 AM
“Sorry for your loss. She was a fun lady to work with at friendship Haven. ”
- Sheri Wirth

Friday, September 9, 2022 at 3:34 PM
“Will always remember Joyce as my high school classmate who always had a smile on her face. We planned many Lake City High school 1950 class reunions together with others. My sympathy to all the family. Marlene Lasher Glasnapp
- Marlene Glasnapp

Friday, September 9, 2022 at 8:17 AM
“Sending prayers for all the family, Joyce always had a smile 🙏”
- Janice Wetter

Thursday, September 8, 2022 at 2:54 PM
“So very sorry for the loss of your sweet mother. I always enjoyed visiting with her.”
- Charlie & Donna Peyton

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 1:19 PM
“Prayers to the girls. I have known Joyce for 68 years. She was a wonderful women. I have so many memories of Joyce. I have pictures of Joyce walking with me when I was just learning to walk. I worked on a bean walking crew with Joyce. When we were growing up Joyce always had such good ideals on how to do things. I remember being in her kitchen making May Baskets. Joyce was really good at doing crafts. I grew up with her girls. I remember two of her girls being born. Herb and Joyce were so Happy when all their kids were born. I could go on and on, but just know was a very special lady. Prayers for all. Joyce is now with our Lord and out of pain. She is having a good time in heaven with Herb and all their friends. Joyce you will be missed. Girls take care and stay strong.
Love Etta
- Etta Cole Muller

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