Rector, Joyce

Written by David Green.

Joyce A. Rector 65, of Woodburn, Ind., died July 19, 2012.

She was born Oct. 7, 1946, in Fort Wayne, Ind., to James P. and Dorothy (Gerdom) Crosbie. She married Martin E. Rector on May 28, 1966, and he survives in Woodburn.

Joyce was a graduate of New Haven High School and she retired from East Allen County School Corporation where she was employed as a secretary. She attended Woodburn Missionary Church. She will be remembered as an incredible wife, mother and grandmother. 

Besides her husband, Joyce is survived by her mother, Dorothy Crosbie of Fort Wayne, Ind.; two sons, Troy D. (and Gina) Rector of Edmonds, Wash. and Aaron F. Rector of Woodburn; two daughters, Kelly D. (and Sam) Addeo of Marietta, Ga., and Lora M. (and Jason) Knisely of Fort Wayne; a sister, Janet (and Rodney) Lay of Fort Wayne; and grandchildren Elyssa Wyatt, Evan and Drake Addeo, Ava and Alana Rector, and Lila Knisely. 

She was preceded in death by her father. 

Funeral services are planned July 24 at Woodburn Missionary Church with Rev. Gerald Ringenberg officiating. Burial followed in Scipio Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Woodburn Missionary Church or Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana.   

Arrangements were handled by Johnson Funeral Home of Hudson, Ind.

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