Joyce M. Maier
Joyce M. Maier, 68, died Wednesday (April 12, 2017) at her Newton residence. She was born May 2, 1948, in Hays to Cecil and Wilma (Saleen) Puckett. She was a 1966 graduate of Trego High School and attended Fort Hays State University. On June 11, 1967, she married Donald G. Maier in Wakeeney. He preceded her in death in 1993. She worked as an office manager for surgical associates of Hays for nearly 36 years. Joyce was active in the Newton community as a member of the Carriage Factory Art Gallery, lifetime member of the Friends of the Library, board member and volunteer at Grand Central senior center and was active with the Red Hat Ladies. She was also a benefactor of the Emanuel Lutheran Church in Ogallah. Of all of Joyce's many activities and memberships her greatest joy was that of being a loving mother and friend to many. She is survived by her daughter Shelby of Newton. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and one brother, Lloyd Puckett. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday (April 17, 2017) at Petersen Funeral Home, with the family receiving friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The casket will be open one hour prior to the service in Hays. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday (April 18, 2017) at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hays, with Pastors Marie Sager and David Reimer presiding. Burial will be in the Ft. Hays Memorial Gardens in Hays. Memorials are suggested to Grand Central Senior Center, in care of Petersen Funeral Home.
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