SIKESTON - Joyce Joan Ernst, 81, died at 7:25 a.m. Dec. 2, 2002, at the Clearview Nursing Center.
Born June 26, 1921, in St. Louis, daughter of the late Felix A. and Zita M. Farrar Schindler, she was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. She was also a member of the Daughters of Isabella and the Legion of Mary.
On July 27, 1946, in Perryville, she married Elmer Louis Ernst who preceded her in death on June 27, 1984.
Survivors include: two daughters, Sue Speakman of Sikeston and Deborah McCann of Cape Girardeau; one sister, Jerry Ann Dixon of Cape Girardeau; and four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
One brother also preceded her in death.
Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel, where a rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church with the Rev. Stephen Schneider officiating.
Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sikeston.
Pallbearers will be: Dan Sutton, Scott Sutton, Ray Enderle, Joe Blandford, Curtis Blandford and Wilbert Ernst.
Memorial contributions may be sent to:
Birthright P.O. Box 741 Cape Girardeau, Mo. 63701-0741
Kenny Rogers Children's Center 300 Floyd Drive Sikeston, Mo. 63801