Joyce A. Day, 66, of rural Roann

Joyce A. Day, 66, of rural Roann, went home to be with the Lord unexpectedly surrounded by her family at 9:42 am, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2023 at her residence.

Joyce was born on Feb. 1, 1957 in Wabash, Indiana to Luther and Marie (Becraft) Young. She was a 1975 graduate of Northfield High School. She married on May 12, 1979 in Urbana, Indiana to De Wayne Day, he survives.

She worked for Midwest Poultry Services for 38 years, retiring in Aug. of 2023. She was the Director of Quality Assurance for 34 years. She traveled to multiple states for MPS to oversee many plants. Throughout her career, she attained many certificates in food service, and was even the Upper Wabash Vocational School Outstanding Student in 1974-1975.

She loved euchre and played up to 3 times a week. Joyce enjoyed baking, everyone loved her cookies, cakes, and especially her peanut brittle. Together with her husband, they enjoyed camping, traveling all over the country, and playing cards. In years past she attended the Olive Branch Church of God. She traveled to numerous sporting events for her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Joyce would do anything for her family and will be deeply missed.

She is survived by her husband De Wayne Day of Roann; daughter Detre and husband Scott Jones of Denver; son William and wife Katie Day of Rochester; grandchildren Austin, Anthony, Alicia, Kaylyn, Howie, Liam, and Arden; 10 Great Grandchildren; sister Geraldine Friend of N. Manchester; and brother Gerald Young of Texas.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Alfred Young and Eugene Young.

The funeral service will take place at 10:30 am, Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023 at Hartzler Funeral Home 305 West Rochester Street Akron, Indiana with Pastor Kathy Nelson officiating.

The interment will follow in the Akron Cemetery, Akron, Indiana.

Visitation hours will be held from 3 pm to 7 pm, Friday, Oct. 27, 2023 at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, Indiana.

Memorial contributions can be made in her memory to the American Red Cross.