Joyce Book Obituary

Joyce L. Book
Joyce L. Book
Joyce L. Book

December 22, 2007
Born in Grand Junction, IA
Resided in Urbandale, IA
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Joyce L. Book, 76, died Saturday December 22, 2007 at Deerfield Retirement Community. Joyce chose to donate her body to the University of Iowa Medical School.

Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, December 29 at Iles Funeral Homes-Dunn's Chapel.

Joyce was born in Grand Junction, IA and lived in the area through high school graduation. She lived with her husband and children in the Des Moines area for over forty years including 25 years in Indianola. Joyce loved caring for her family and others. She volunteered with the Iowa Children's Society as a foster parent for fifty infants. She later volunteered for the Polk County Nurses as part-time clerk for their Well Baby Clinics. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Indianola. Joyce enjoyed travel, horses, handcrafts and record keeping.

Joyce is survived by her husband of 57 years, Darrell Book of Des Moines; son, Michael Book and his wife, Sarah Kracke of Baton Rouge, LA; daughter Karin Book and her husband, Paul Mullen of Laurel, MD; and sister, Patsy Leiding of Prescott Valley, AZ. Joyce was preceded in death by her daughter, Sherrie Book; mother, Maxine Ramsey of Arizona; father, Harvey Davis of Des Moines; grandmother, Muriel Patrick of Grand Junction; brother, Frank Davis of Australia; aunt, Irmanell Nyght and uncle, Donald Nyght both of Grand Junction.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Arthritis Foundation Iowa Chapter 2600 72nd St. Suite D Des Moines, IA 50322.


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Dunn's Funeral Home
2121 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Saturday, December 29, 2007
1:00 PM


Arthritis Foundation Iowa Chapter
2600 72nd Street
Urbandale, IA US 50322