age 77, a resident of the Rosewood Care Center of Galesburg and formerly of Abingdon, died at 1:45 pm Sunday, October 23, 2011 at the Rosewood Care Center.
She was born on April 30, 1934 in Warren County, the daughter of Everett and Florence (Evans) Morss. She married William M. Hayward.
Joyce is survived by her daughter, April Hayward of Galesburg and one brother, Fred (and Ethel) Morss of Abingdon.
She was preceded in death by her son, David Hayward, her parents, a brother, Jimmy Morss and a nephew, Steve Morss.
She grew up in the Abingdon area and graduated from Abingdon High School in 1952. She later moved to the Alliance, Nebraska area and graduated from the Alliance Practical School of Nursing. She worked as a licensed practical nurse for several years before retiring and moving back to the Abingdon and Galesburg areas.
She was a member of the Grant County Home Extension Club in Nebraska. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, sewing and gardening. She was also very involved in the education of her children.
Cremation will be accorded. Graveside service will be at 11:30 am Thursday, October 27, 2011 at the Abingdon Cemetery. Mrs. Eleanor Landon will officiate. Visitation will be from 10:00 am to 11:00 am Thursday at the Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel.
Memorials may be made to the family. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.