Joyce Genevieve Spiva
Joyce Genevieve Spiva, age 82, of Wheaton, Missouri, passed away Monday, September 30, 2019 at Freeman Health Systems in Neosho, Missouri.
She was born February 25, 1937 in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of Chester and Nellie Jewell (Fehring) McCracken. On March 15, 1958 she was united in marriage to Willie Ray Mason, who preceded her in death on November 29, 1978. Later in 1981 she was married to J.C. Spiva, who preceded her in death in 1996. Also preceding her in her death were her parents and her son, Danny Mason.
Surviving are one brother, Roger McCracken of St. Louis, Missouri; two sisters, Shirley Steinmeyer of Florida and Martha Coad of St. Louis, Missouri; four grandchildren, Justin Mason and his wife Mandy of Exeter, Missouri, Brett Mason of Joplin, Missouri, Travis Mason and his wife Sam of Cassville, Missouri and Gus Mason of Asbury, Missouri and seven great grandchildren, Derek Denney, Alissa Mason, Chloe Ragan, Carson Slavens, Tenley Mason, Jase Mason and William Bennet Mason.
Joyce grew up and received her education in St. Louis where she graduated from high school. In 1957 she moved from St. Louis to the Stella/Longview area, living there until she moved to Wheaton in 1996 to make her home. Throughout her life she worked at Vasey Bristol (Justin Boot), Wheaton Frozen Foods, Granby Manufacturing Company and Sunbeam of Neosho, from which she retired. For many years she also enjoyed working on the farm. Joyce and Willie were active members of the ACRA Rodeo Association. In 1969 she was saved at Pioneer Baptist Church and was currently a member of Solid Rock Baptist Church. She devoted her life to God, family and friends.
Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, October 4, 2019, at King Cemetery in Seligman, under direction of McQueen Funeral Home in Wheaton. Pastor Scott Mitchell will conduct the services.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Thursday at McQueen Funeral Home in Wheaton.
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