Joyce Lynn (Smith) Taylor, 61, St. Joseph, MO

Published 06/10 2014 09:43AM

Updated 06/10 2014 09:49AM

Joyce Lynn (Smith) Taylor, 61, of St. Joseph, Missouri went home to the Lord on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Heartland Regional Medical Center surrounded by her family.

Joyce was born on March 18, 1953 in St. Joseph, Missouri. She was a homemaker and member of Patee Park Baptist Church.

Joyce was preceded in death by her mother, Deana R. (Harvey) Trant, maternal grandparents, Fred and Violet Harvey, paternal grandparents, Ray and Ethel Canaday.

She married Mark A. Taylor on December 11, 1992 in Savannah, Missouri, He survives of the home. Additional survivors include, son, Ray Benedict, II (Dawn), daughter, DeeAnna Benedict, son, Jonathan Benedict; three brothers, Robert Smith, (Donna), Rick Smith (Cindy) and Terry Smith (Valerie); eight grandchildren including Jacob Akins of the home.

Mrs. Taylor has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. There will be no visitation or services held. The family suggests memorial contributions be made in care of funeral home.

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