Joyce Ann Hart

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Joyce Ann was born on November 27, 1945 to Dale and Evelyn (Schroeder) Hart in Cresco, IA. She attended Elma Elementary School and later graduated from Crestwood High School of Cresco in 1964. She attended Hamilton Business College in Mason City. Joyce was employed at Good Shepherd Care Center and the IOOF Care Facility in Mason City as a therapy technician and aide until her retirement in 2010. She was a member of Elma United Methodist Church. Joyce enjoyed making wedding cakes, girl scouting, folk music, playing guitar, and especially going to work to care for residents at the care facilities she worked for. She is survived by her brothers; Jim (Beckie) Hart of Petersburg, IL, Joe (Cheryl) Hart of New Hampton, IA, Jerry Hart of Mason City, IA,and brother-in-law; Steve Galchutt of Hopkins, MN. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Joyce was preceded in death by her parents Dale and Evelyn Hart and her sister; Judy Dale Galchutt.

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  1. You couldn’t help but love Joyce. She was funny, artistic, caring, giving and that infectious laugh of hers would brighten anybody’s day. I will miss you dear friend, but I will treasure all the memories of the fun times we shared. To the family and friends she leaves behind my deepest sympathy.

    Joan Fellom

  2. Our deepest condolences are with you in your time of grief. May you continue to find comfort in the memories that you all shared together and get comfort from knowing one day Sickness will be no more and Death will be a thing of the past. In times of grief such as these, We find it comforting to meditate on the words found in the Bible at Job 14:14, 15. Job expressed his faith that God would bring him back to life if he should fall asleep in death as he said: All the days of my compulsory service I shall wait, until my relief comes. You will call, and I myself shall answer you.” The scriptures indicate that it is possible to be reunite with your loved one in the near future, right here on earth under peaceful, righteous conditions. Psalms 37:10, 11 offers us this promise. Our sincere condolences to your entire family.

  3. I am sorry to hear about Joyce’s passing. I worked with her at the I OOF home.. I will rememberJoyce& the stories we shared, also her kind heart, her laughter & her being a good co-worker. My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family at this time. Lisa Schwartz

  4. I have many fond memories of Joyce and her family while growing up in Elma and the activities of our MYF. RIP

    Stan Price

  5. To: Jerry, Joe and Jim Hart. So sorry to hear about Joyce Ann. I had been in Mason City
    last Dec while on the way to my Mother’s funeral, we spent the night there. I called Joyce Ann
    and we talked for quite sometime. When we lived in Elma Joyce and I were like best friends.
    We were always in the same class in school, and of course in Sunday School, too. Your Mom
    was usually our teacher. I have many fond memories of Elma, everyone seemed to be family.
    I live in Texas now so have lost touch with most of the cousins over the years. My Deepest Sympathy to all of you!

    God Bless,
    Ellen Schroeder Hart

  6. Dear Jerry, Joe and Jim,
    So saddened to hear of the loss of your sister Joyce. I will always remember her laughter and smile. May you treasure the memories. Keeping you and all of your families in my thoughts and prayers.
    Terri(Freidhof) Thayer

  7. I am sorry for your loss. My memories of Joyce and the Hart family are from many years ago in terms of church and community activities. Joyce has served as an example to all of us. She lived her faith each and every day in terms of the contributions that she made to the lives of her clients and others. She gave of her time and her talents to others. She made the world a better place. She has left a lasting legacy and an example for all of us.

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