MAYS (Cox), Joyce Mae 77, of Springfield, passed away in the arms of her loving husband, Roger, on Sunday, January 8, 2017. She was born on July 27, 1939, in Clinton, Arkansas, the daughter of the late Leonard and Elveda (McMurtry) Cox. Joyce loved gardening, being outdoors and putting together an occasional rock collection. She was a gentle soul and will be greatly missed. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Roger Mays, three children: Roger L. Mays, Debra (Thomas) Fritz of Wisconsin, and Daniel E. Mays of Fairborn; nine grandchildren, several great grandchildren, three sisters: Shirley (Bob) Wolbert of Springfield, Freda Mae Saxour of Springfield, and Jerita Graves of Gray, Kentucky; and several nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by three brothers: Jerry, Larry and Rick. A celebration of her life will be held on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the LITTLETON & RUE FUNERAL HOME. Friends may call from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. prior to the service. Burial will be in the Glen Haven Memorial Garden. Memorial contributions may be made to Vitas Hospice. You may express condolences at www.littletonandrue.com .
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