Joyce Violet Huston, 83, passed peacefully from this life Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, surrounded by her family. Joyce came into this world on Sept. 22, 1933, born to Arthur and Violet Bruening in Skokie, Illinois.
She graduated from Indiana University in 1956 with a degree in biology. On Aug. 1, 1959, she married the love of her life, David R. Huston, who preceded her in death June 21, 1997. Joyce is now re-united with her husband in a heavenly home where pain and suffering are no more.
Joyce held memberships in the KCC, Psi Iota Psi and Sigma Kappa Sororities, and Shiloh Methodist Church. She enjoyed family, traveling, holidays, especially Christmas, and wintering in Florida.
For many years, Joyce worked tirelessly to raise five, often rowdy, boys, and once she deemed them to be properly schooled and fit to survive in this world, (all five obtained college degrees), she then went to work alongside her husband at Huston Electric, Inc., where she worked full time, both before and after her husband's passing. Even into her early 80s, before illness intervened, she continued to work three days a week at the family business, and also served the company as chairman of the board.
Joyce is survived by her sons, Chuck R. (Dot), Jon A. (Jennifer), Steve S. (Tamatha), Jason B. (Jenni), and Corky M. (Erin); grandchildren, Skyelar, Ross, Matthew, Megan (TK), Mark, Nikki, Kelli, Carter, Vivian, Estella, Ellie, Anna, Cora, Michael, Sikwayi; and great-granddaughter, Aeries; her sisters, Gail Mersbach and Sandy Vollmer (Jim), and numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband, those waiting to welcome Joyce into her heavenly home include her parents, Arthur and Violet Bruening; in-laws, Donald and Julia Huston; brother-In-law, Dave Mersbach; sister-in-law, Marcia Cardwell; and nephew David A. "Davey" Mersbach, along with many friends and acquaintances.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Joyce's memory may be made to Shiloh Methodist Church, 5741 W. 100 North, Kokomo, IN 46901.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, at Ellers Mortuary, Webster Street Chapel, 3400 S. Webster St., with Pastor Bud Probasco officiating. Calling will be 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, and one hour prior to services Tuesday. Interment will follow at Crown Point Cemetery.
Published on September 15, 2017