Joyce Buckley Obituary

Joyce L. Buckley
Joyce L. Buckley
Joyce L. Buckley

August 27, 1923 - February 13, 2011
Born in Marshall, MN
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Joyce Louise Buckley, 87, passed from this life on Sunday, February 13, 2011 at Ramsey Village in Des Moines, IA. According to Joyce's wishes, at the time of her death, she requested that her body be gifted to Des Moines University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences for anatomical studies. A memorial mass will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, at St. Mary of Nazareth Catholic Church in Des Moines, where the family will greet friends for one hour prior to the mass.

Joyce was born on August 27, 1923 in Marshall, MN to Charles DeWitt and Barbara Helena (Paul) Gibbs. As a young child her family moved to Des Moines. She was a graduate of St. Joseph Academy and worked at Northwestern Bell. On April 27, 1946, Joyce married Edwin F. Buckley, Jr. in Des Moines and their marriage was blessed with four children: Michael, Stephen, Lynn and Edwin III. While her husband was employed with Collins Radio Company, now known as Rockwell Collins, the family lived in Cedar Rapids. In 1971, Ed and Joyce moved to Des Moines. Joyce was employed at Younkers-Merle Hay and volunteered for many years at Mercy Hospital in the Gift/Flower Shop. She loved traveling, listening to music, solving word puzzles and working jigsaw puzzles. Another passion was doing cross stitch and she had recently started knitting again and joined a quilt group. Her greatest pleasure was spending time with family and friends. She was a loving, caring and devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend and she will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by three sons, Michael Buckley and his wife, Mary of Omaha, NE; Stephen Buckley and Edwin F. Buckley III both of Des Monies and daughter, Lynn Schooley and her husband, Pat of Springfield, MO; and five grandchildren, Christian and Kim Buckley both of Omaha, Andreanna Schooley of Springfield and Alexis and Christopher Buckley of Des Moines. She was preceded into eternal life by her parents and three brothers and her husband of 63 years; and one grandson, Jason Reese.





St. Mary of Nazareth Catholic Church
4600 Meredith Drive
Des Moines, IA US 50310
Saturday, March 26, 2011
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM