Joyce Ann Whitfield | Obituaries

EVANSVILLE, Ind. Joyce Ann Whitfield, 88, of Evansville, Indiana, formerly of Madisonville, died on Saturday April 24, 2021 in her hometown.

She was born on January 10, 1933 in Gothenburg, Nebraska, the son of the late Bird Lanham and Mae Owens Lanham. She was also preceded in death by her husband Dewey Whitfield and a daughter, Valerie Wise.

She worked for Sears customer service for over 20 years. She enjoyed yard sales, antiques and worked in the garden.

She is survived by a son, Chris Whitfield, from Evansville; a sister, Beverly Steckler, from Earlington; five grandchildren, Matt Whitfield, Scott Whitfield, Bryce Whitfield and Braden Whitfield and Annie Stevens; six great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will take place on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the Barnett-Strother Funeral Home. The funeral follows at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Madisonville. Visits take place from 9:00 am to Wednesday, duty at the funeral home.

A memorial may be donated to the Vanderburgh County Humane Society or the CureSearch for childhood cancer research.

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