Joan Marie (Field) Dyce, age 90, was promoted to her heavenly Home on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at the Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie.
She was born June 21, 1930 in Howell, Michigan, the daughter of James and Lela (Southwell) Field. She graduated from Howell High School in Howell, Michigan in 1948 and eloped with high school sweetheart Thomas Gerald Dyce on February 4, 1950. They were married 44 years until he preceded her in death on April 1, 1994.
Joan is survived by her 5 daughters, Sherry (Paul) Laughman, Troy, Ohio, Denise (Nelson) Pires, Goiania Goias Brazil, Deborah (David) Ellenwood, Hudson, Michigan, Carol (John) Pierce, Sanford, Florida and Darcy (Mark) Dill, Muncie, Indiana, 16 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, 2 sisters-in-law Judy Field and Carolyn Bone, several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, 1 sister, Dorothy Kemp and 2 brothers, James and Donald Field.
Joan and her husband were called to the mission field in 1959 and served with the Mission Aviation Fellowship as an airplane Mechanic and Pilot in Anapolis, Goias, Buriti, Mato Grosso, and Floriano Piaui, Brazil, South America until 1974.
Upon returning from South America in 1974, Joan worked several jobs until she was hired by the State of Michigan to serve as an Executive Secretary to the Warden in the prison system for many years until her retirement.
Joan enjoyed music immensely. She played the trumpet in her high school band, learned to play the piano, taught herself to play the marimba, the accordion, the guitar, and almost any instrument. She also taught her daughters to harmonize and sang with them as often as possible. She also taught her daughters to sew, and enjoyed many crafts. She had a passion for crossword puzzles and loved to play table games with her family.
Cremation is taking place with burial of cremated remains to take place at a future date in Michigan where she will be buried beside her husband.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday October 13, 2020 at 1:00 P.M. at the First Church of the Nazarene located at 3101 N, Benton Rd. Muncie, IN 47304 with Pastor Mark Dill officiating. Parson Mortuary Cremation Center is in charge of the arrangements.
Friends may call at the First Church of the Nazarene on Tuesday October 13, 2020 from 12:00 P.M. until time of service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mission Aviation Fellowship at htpps://give.maf.org/donate/tribute
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