Joyce Atwell Obituary

Joyce D. Atwell
Joyce D. Atwell

November 28, 1940 - November 23, 2022
Born in Canton, Illinois
Resided in Johnston, Iowa
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Joyce Dianne (Whitcomb) Atwell passed away peacefully November 23, 2022 at home from cancer. Joyce was born in Canton, Illinois on November 28, 1940, to C. Ralph Whitcomb and Dorothy (Hall) Whitcomb.

Joyce attended and graduated from Mount Pleasant High School in 1958 and married her husband, Dick in January of 1964. They were married 58 years before her passing.

Joyce held several secretarial positions throughout her career and retired from Lutheran Social Service.

Joyce was a loving and dedicated wife and mother who was an excellent cook. She liked to sew, crochet, knit, play cards and play the organ and loved to laugh and Christmas.

Joyce is survived by her husband, Richard “Dick” Atwell; her daughters, Melody Atwell and Corey Lorber (Rick); sister, Sandi Meier; nephews, Randy Meier, Matt Whitcomb and Scott Whitcomb; nieces, Kim Wells, Michelle Briley and Becky Whitcomb; grandson, Joe Lorber; granddaughter, Ally Coulter (Austin); great nieces, Jaci Meier, Paige Meier and Kaylee Miller and great nephew, Alex Miller.

Joyce was preceded in death by parents, Ralph and Dorothy Whitcomb; brother, Jerry Whitcomb; daughter, Candi Atwell; nephews, Alan Atwell Jr. and Terry Meier and niece, Michelle Miller.

The family would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to Unity Point Hospice and to Visiting Angels.

She will be laid to rest at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Arrangements by Iles Westover Chapel.