Joyce June LeGrand

Monday, April 22, 2013

Joyce June LeGrand, 72 of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed from this life on Saturday April 20, 2012, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo. She was born on June 14, 1940, to the late Howard and Eithel (Dortch) Baker in Rector.

She was married on September 19, 1958 to Jerry LeGrand whom she loved very much and would do anything for; she also loved to play games, enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, and after retiring in 2000, she enjoyed traveling to numerous places including South America, Washington and Hawaii. Joyce was also of the Baptist faith.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, Howard Baker, her loving "Daddy" Murry Nelson and mom Eithel.

She is survived by her loving husband, Jerry LeGrand; two sons and spouses, Anthony LeGrand (Barbara) of St. Jacob, Ill. and Jeffrey LeGrand (Lisa) of Rockwall, Tex.; one daughter, Teresa Stram of Ill.; four brothers, Bill Baker of Poplar Bluff, Mo., Jerry Don Nelson and Bobby Nelson, both of Jonesboro, and Jim Nelson of Harrison, Ark.; two sisters, Shirley Shields and Kathy Allbritton, both of Jonesboro; eleven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren along with a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday April 25, 2013, at the Rector First Baptist Church. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday April 24 the Irby Funeral Home Chapel in Rector.

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