Obituary of Joyce Marie Hammel
Age 83, of National City, Michigan, formerly of Mt. Morris Township, died at her home under the loving care of her family and hospice. She was born the daughter of Earl and Hermie (nee Beamer) La Barge on December 10, 1935, in Flint, Michigan. Joyce was a graduate of Flushing High School and Comptometer school in 1954.
Joyce married her best friend, Richard A. Hammel on January 28, 1955, and together they shared 64 ½ years and raised four children. She worked at GM Ternsteadt Plant for 2 years, she was a Teacher’s Aid at Beecher School for 2 years and was Treasurer for Mt. Morris Township for 8 years. She was a member of the Beecher Booster Club and active in the Beecher community. She enjoyed fishing, traveling, casinos and snowmobiling.
Joyce is survived by her husband, Richard and four children, Theresa (Dennis) Miller, Richard E. (Debra) Hammel, Susan (Mark) Hart and Cheryl (John) Bennett; 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Fred (Ella) La Barge, Donald La Barge (missing in action in Korea) and her sister, Janet (James) Tomalia.
Memorial contributions may be made to “Donate Life of America” or a charity of your choice.
A celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm, at the Martin Funeral, Cremation & Tribute Services in Mt. Morris.
The family would like to extend its sincere appreciation to Compassus Family, especially to nurse Angie, nurse Heather, and Aide Heather.