Obit: Joyce Foy


Joyce A. Foy 81, of Durant, died on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 at Lutheran Living in Muscatine.

Memorial visitation was held from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 27 at Bentley Funeral Home in Durant.

A prayer service followed the visitation at 6:30 p.m.

Inurnment will be at a later date at Durant Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Durant Ambulance in her memory.

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Joyce was born in Lawton, Oklahoma on Aug. 31, 1936 to Clarence and Norma (Bangert) Korthaus.

Joyce graduated from Durant High School in 1954. Joyce married John C. Foy on June 7, 1958 in New Era. She worked at Wahkonsa Country Club, Hein Manor and Jeff’s Market.

Joyce is survived by her husband of over 60 years, John of Durant; daughters: Kim Tyler (Rollie Ford) of Moscow, Jane (Brian) Armstrong of Stanwood and Lisa (Perry) Pelzer of Moscow; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and her sisters Marilyn Heinrich of Davenport and Emogene Sorgenfrey of Durant.

She was preceded in death by her brothers Tom and Kenneth Korthaus and her son-in-law David Tyler.