Cynthia Ann Joyce 1936 – 2014

Oct 22nd, 2014 | By | Category: Joyce Obituaries

Cynthia Ann Joyce, 78, passed peacefully, on Wednesday October 22, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Aurora, Ill, she was the daughter of the late, Orville and Irene Steininger. She worked for many years for the FAA in air traffic control and retired in 1996. She was a current board member of the Greater Fort Wayne Aviation Museum; a member of the Air Force Assoc of Fort Wayne Chapter 143, and volunteered at many organizations including Allen County Fort Wayne Historical Society and History Center and Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana. She was a member of United Methodist Church and attended Aldersgate UMC.

Cynthia is survived by her husband of 41 years, Robert B. Joyce; daughters, Susan (Michael) Freeman of St. Petersburg, Fla. and Peggy (Milton) Dennis of Fort Wayne; son, Kenneth VanDuser of Fort Wayne; step son, Kenneth (Beverly) Joyce; sister, Diane Faust; half sisters, Jane Thomas, Donna Steininger and Cindy Carlson; half brother, Orville Steininger; eight grandchildren, Kenneth (Dee) Van Duser Jr.; Timothy (Amy) Van Duser; Samantha Van Duser; Jeffrey Ebert; Hollie Dennis; Matthew (Jessica) Dennis; and step children Nicole (Daniel) Wilkerson; Dylan Schultz. Also six great grandchildren Cassandra Van Duser; Emma Van Duser; Addison Van Duser; Lilah Van Duser; Benjamin Wise; and Jackson Wise.

She was preceded in death by a son, William.

Memorial Service will be at 2:00 pm, Saturday October 25, 2014 at Covington Memorial Funeral Home, 8408 Covington Road, with calling two hours prior. Preferred memorials are Visiting Nurse or Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana.

We share with you some of our cherished moments ~

Cynthia enjoyed crafts, travel and caring for her two great grandsons. (Robert)

Cynthia was my shopping partner and will be greatly missed. She was my sis and my support. Her life with me was way to short. (Jane)

Cynthia was a loving Mom and Grandma to our daughter Nicole and son Dylan. She loved to travel, especially her trips to Cape Cod. (Ken)

Mom really enjoyed embroidering on her Janome embroidery machine. She loved doing craft shows with me. I will miss you Mom. (Peggy)

Mom was my greatest supporter and I looked up to her for the way she lived her life. She always encouraged me to venture out in the world when others thought I was crazy doing what I wanted to do in my life. My decision to join the Indiana Air National Guard when I was young, get my college degrees, to live overseas, to volunteer to work in Iraq during the war, to move to Florida, all these adventures and more, Mom was right there telling me to go for it. She always told me to live my life with few regrets and I have tried to do just that. I hope that all that I do in my life and who I am as a person is reflective of my Mother’s influence, love, and encouragement. I Love You always and forever. (Susan)

Mom always called me every day to see where I was. I will miss those calls, I will miss you Mom. Your son Ken.

joyce cynthia ann 1936 - 2014

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