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Funeral Service 2:00 pm Wednesday December 22, 2010

Visitation 6 to 7 pm  Tuesday December 21,  2010 

     Joyce Ann Cody, age 66, of Lamar, passed away Friday, December 17, 2010 at St. John’s Regional Medical Center following an apparent heart aneurysm.

      Joyce was born July 18, 1944, in Bell, California, the only child of Bill and Maxine (Harmon) Millett.  In 1993 she moved to Springfield, Missouri where she worked in the Medical Field.  After moving to Lamar, Joyce worked at Wilkinson Pharmacy, Daniel Funeral Home and currently was the office manager for the Barton County Chamber of Commerce.

     On June 28, 2003, Joyce married Walt Cody at their farm home which was a warm and welcoming place for family, friends, and her beloved horses, dogs, and cats.  Always active in her community, Joyce was a member of Iantha United Methodist Church and Methodist Church Women.  She was a member of Lamar Rotary Club, and had served as treasurer of the Arts Council of Barton County, PEO Chapter EP, and the former Atheneum Federated Women’s Club.

      Survivors include her husband, Walt, of the home; her mother, Maxine Millett, Springfield, Missouri; three sons and their wives, Steven & Andrea Johnson, Williston, South Carolina, Dave & Natalene Johnson, Rogersville, Missouri, and Chris & Mikki Johnson, Huntsville, Alabama; a step-son, Todd and his wife, Annette Cody, Belton, Missouri; two daughters, Sonya Johnson and Josh Stever, Springfield, Missouri and Kimberly Johnson, Dallas, Texas; two step-daughters, Cindy & husband Stan Clements,  and Cathy Rawlings, all of Lamar; 20 grandchildren, Cooper, Maddalyn, Kerryann, Mitchell, Jack, Jesse, Zoie, Miles, Amanda, Alex, Willie, Jessica, Bailey and Sophia Johnson, Chelsea & Dillon Clements, Carmen & Cody Rawlings, Keirstin & Brett Cody; and five great-grandchildren..

      Joyce was preceded in death by her father, William Raymond Millett.

      Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 22nd at Daniel Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m. Tuesday.

      Memorial contributions are suggested to Iantha United Methodist Church in care of Daniel Funeral Home.


#30 Sheldon MoMarilyn Nance 2011-06-28 11:08
I loved Joyce for the smile she always had for everyone and I miss her every day.
#29 Lamar, MODenzil Divine 2011-01-15 12:41
Walt and Family:
Joyce will be truly missed, she was a delight to be around, I enjoyed working with her at the Chamber office. May God be with you and your family and give you the comfort and stregth you need now.
#28 Lamar, MORhonda Johnson 2010-12-24 12:04
Please accept my condolences for the loss of your beloved, Joyce. She had a way of making everyone feel welcome and comfortable with her lovely smile and gracious manner. She will be missed.
#27 Lamar, MORoger & Catherine Hibdon 2010-12-23 10:24
Our thoughts, love & prayers go out to all of the family & friends of dear Joyce. We were so blessed & delighted to know & work with her in the community; if even for a short time.

Roger & Catherine Hibdon
#26 Lamar Mo.Tim Stephenson 2010-12-22 14:30
To Walt and Family. Im going to Miss Joyce so much.She was a great Friend to have.I will keep you and your family in Prayer.
#25 Lamar Mo.Tim Stephenson 2010-12-22 14:14
To Walt and Family. I am so sorry about joyce.Im going to miss her so much.Im going to keep you and your Family in Prayer.
#24 Everton, MODavid & Kathy Jerome 2010-12-21 11:19
Walt & Family, Please accept our sincerest condolences in this time of great loss. We were blessed to have had the opportunity to meet Joyce at the Chamber. She was a very positive and delightful lady. May God be with you during this very difficult time.
#23 LiberalConnie King 2010-12-21 10:18
Such a warm, lovely lady. I will miss her.
#22 Carl Junction, MOChris and Denise Geier 2010-12-20 18:49
Walt - we are very sorry about the loss of your wife, Joyce. We never really met her, but she sounds like a wonderful person who will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God's love help you through this difficult time.
#21 Lamar, Mo.Vickie Clark 2010-12-20 17:31
Walt and Family,
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Joyce was a delight to be around. Her big smile, laughter and dedication to her family and commmunity will always be remembered. She will be missed.
Vickie Clark, Fern Brown

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