Joyce Kay Meade

Joyce Kay Meade

<p>Joyce Kay Meade, age 68 of Fairfield passed away Friday, May 22, 2020, at University Park, Des Moines, IA.</p> <p><strong>Open visitation will be 1:00 p.m. &ndash; 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 29, 2020, at Behner Funeral Home.&nbsp; Private burial will be later.</strong></p> <p><strong>In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to NAMI (National Association for Mental Illness) and mailed to Zack and Brittany Meade, 601 Creston Ave., Des Moines, IA 50315.</strong></p> <p>Joyce was born January 19, 1952, in Fairfield to Robert and Jennesse (Jameson) McClaran.</p> <p>Joyce worked 12 years at Washington County Developmental Center.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; She enjoyed sewing and reading, with her favorite books being Gone with the Wind and Scarlett.&nbsp; If not reading, Joyce would watch various cooking shows and made the best pies ever.&nbsp; Some of other interest were sitting outside watching nature, drinking coffee, and collecting strawberries and frogs.</p> <p>Joyce will be missed by her son, Zackery (Brittany) Meade of Des Moines; her siblings, Carolyn Balmer, Robert (Judy) McClaran, Dolores (Jerry) Watson and Jerald (Gail) McClaran; and many nieces and nephews.</p> <p>She was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Jennesse; and her grandparents.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
January 19, 1952 - May 22, 202001/19/195205/22/2020
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