Joyce M. Howald, age 86, of Huntington, passed away Thursday, June 24, 2021 at Tipton House, Huntington. She graduated from Sunfield High School and Huntington College with a degree in Business Education. She worked as a business teacher at Warren High School for several years. After taking time away from teaching to raise her 3 sons, she went back to working at Community Education as administrative secretary. She was a member of College Park United Brethren Church where she sang in the choir.
Joyce was born February 1, 1935, in Sunfield, Michigan, a daughter of Howard and Madeline (Molton) Batdorff. On August 6, 1955 she married her beloved husband of 43 years James C. Howald in Lansing, Michigan. He passed away December 13, 1998. She is survived by 3 sons KeVon (Debra) Howald of Gonzolas, LA, DeVon Howald of Waycross, GA, and Terrance “Terry” Howald of Fort Wayne, two grandchildren TreVor (Laura) Howald of Houston, TX and Sadye (Tyler) Harris of Huntington, 2 great-grandchildren Lorelei and Owen, and 2 sisters Donna (Harold) Clements of Charlotte, MI and Lois (Wayne) Smith of Rensselaer, IN. In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by 2 brothers Howard Batdorff Jr. and Delbert Batdorff.
Visitation will be held Sunday, June 27 from 2-5 pm at Deal-Rice Funeral Home, and Monday, June 28 from 10-11 am at College Park United Brethren Church preceding the 11:00 am funeral service at the church. Pastor Paul Hirschy will officiate. Burial will follow in Gardens of Memory.
Preferred memorials are to Collage Park United Brethren Church or Huntington University, c/o Deal-Rice Funeral Home, 338 E. Washington St., Huntington, IN 46750.
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