JOYCE MAXINE GILMORE,
88, of Mayville died unexpectedly in her home Thursday, March 24, 2022. She was born August 10, 1933 the sixth of seven children born to Philip and Martha (Randall) Hackel. She married RJ Gilmore on October 23, 1954 in Kingston. He died December 26, 2016.
Joyce graduated from Kingston High School in 1951 and was employed by
the Kingston Drug Store until 1966. She stayed home to raise her daughters until 1978 when she went to work for Kingston Public Schools as a school cook. Joyce retired from this job in 1995. She was a long-time member of Kingston United Methodist Church. Joyce loved to cook, especially large family dinners. Her perfect scrambled eggs had just right touch of Joyce's love in every bite. A talented knitter, Joyce made many dish towels, dish clothes, and even blankets. She was always working on a jigsaw, word search, or crossword puzzle. Joyce would also watch television especially if The Bachelor or Survivor was on. She was a member of the Polish American Club of Caro, where she worked their BINGO; the Caro Moose Lodge, F.O.E. of Vassar, and the Mayville VFW Ladies Auxillary. Joyce was a generous person whose door was always open. She enjoyed the anticipation of winning with one-dollar scratch off lottery tickets.
Joyce is survived by her daughters: Kelli (Werner) Bauer of Eastpointe, Lynne (Leon) Thornton of Mayville, grandchildren: Ashlyn (Jacob) Dawson, Kris (Kaylee Tortomose) Bauer; great grandchildren: Penelope Dawson, Ledger Dawson, Ryder Bauer; sister, Helen Sefton of Kingston; sister-in-law, Violet Hackel of Alger. She was preceded in death by her husband, RJ; siblings: Velna (Emil) Richter, Donald (Pearl) Hackel, Thelma (Dale) Ford, Leona (Leslie) Lester, Wayene Hackel; brother-in-law, Joseph Sefton.
Memorial service held 12 noon, Wednesday, March 30, 2022 in Kingston United Methodist Church with Rev. Mark Harriman officiating. Interment in Kingston Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Kingston United Methodist Church. Family and friends may share prayers, stories, and photos at www.kranzfuneralhome.com.
VISITATION: 10 am to 12 Noon, Wednesday, March 30, 2022 in Kingston United Methodist Church.
Arrangements by Kranz Funeral Home, Kingston
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