Joyce Agnes Dunard of St. Clair, MO, departed this life in St. Clair on July 26, 2020, having reached the age of eighty-two years, one month and twenty-five days. Joyce was born in High Ridge, MO, on May 31, 1938, daughter of Thornton Earl Pipkin and Agnes Amelia Pipkin nee Biller. As a young woman she was united in marriage and blessed to have four daughters.
Joyce is survived by her daughters, Dianne Martin and husband, Edward, of North Augusta, SC, Suzanne Emmons and husband, John Lee, of St. Clair, MO, Melody Lynn Crews, known to all as Lynn, and husband, Scott, of Union, MO and Karen Waltemath-Trautwein and husband, Tom, of New Milford, CT; by thirteen grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, cousins and many friends.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, Thornton and Agnes Pipkin; by her husbands, Ron Bardol and Leslie Dunard, Sr.; by her brother, Dail Hagmes; and by her sister, June Brucker.
Joyce was a Christian and member of Liberty Baptist Church in St. Clair, MO. After graduating high school, she went on to earn her degree as a medical assistant from Missouri School for Medical Assistants in St. Louis, MO. She was employed as a medical assistant for various physician’s offices throughout her working career. Joyce enjoyed arranging flowers and crafts of different kinds. She loved going to the beach, collecting shells and would craft them into beautiful wreaths. She liked animals of all kinds, especially cats, and enjoyed the companionship of her cat, Angel. What meant most to her was time spent with her family. Her daughters and grandchildren held a very special place in her heart, as she did in theirs. The love they shared and many precious memories they created will never be forgotten.
A kind and loving mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, cousin and treasured friend, she will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved her.
A private committal took place on July 30, 2020. Memorials may be made to Liberty Baptist Church in St. Clair, MO, or the Franklin County Humane Society, Union, MO. The family of Joyce Agnes Dunard entrusted the care of their loved one to Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO.