Date of Death: July 3, 2024

Service Details

Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 9, 2024 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Hohner Funeral Home, 1004 Arnold St., Three Rivers. Her funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 10, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 321 N. Main St., Three Rivers. She will be laid to rest in Riverside Cemetery.

Obituary Notice

Joyce Edna Moore, 72, of Three Rivers, passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2024 at her home.

She was born August 6, 1951, in Three Rivers, the daughter of Armond and Dolores (Arndt) Moore, and graduated from Three Rivers High School with the Class of 1969.

Joyce continued her education at Glen Oaks Community College, where she earned her associate’s degree and met her lifelong friend Lorna Bowen. She earned her bachelor’s degree in education at Grand Valley State College.

She spent nearly four decades as a teacher at Nottawa Community Schools, molding young minds for 37 years until her retirement in 2010. She was a caring individual who enjoyed her students.

In her retirement, Joyce enjoyed meeting with friends and volunteering at the Three Rivers Community Kitchen – especially cooking her specialty, baked beans.

Joyce and Jack Bryson married on August 14, 1982 and while they were together only 10 months, they spent many hours together attending Michael’s various sport activities in Three Rivers High School.

Remaining to cherish her memory are her stepson, Michael Bryson; brother, Armond “Bill” Moore; nephew, Matthew McGuire; aunt, Donna Anable; uncle, Dennis (Carole) Storer; cousins, Catherine Anne (Steve) Hainey, Terry (Eric) Van Heukelum, Judy Remington, Donald (Teri) Rumsey, and Kathy Kline.

She was preceded in death by her parents and by her husband.

Additional Information

Donations in Joyce’s memory may be directed to the Three Rivers Community Kitchen or Trinity Episcopal Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and the church.

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  1. Joyce’s tender heartedness was expressed in her role as a teacher, as a champion of the Three Rivers Community Kitchen, and of the Domestic Assault Shelter, and also as a member of Trinity Church, and as a loyal friend. Joyce’s thoughtfulness touched many lives, and will be greatly missed.

  2. I worked for Joyce doing her lawn mowing, snow plowing, and leaf removal for the past 5-6 years or so. She was always so kind when I would see her and always expressed her gratitude for having us. I always, always, always felt so appreciated after talking with her. She will be missed.

  3. Joyce (Miss Moore at the time) was a teacher of mine at Nottawa Elementary School many years ago. I last talked to her 2 weeks ago. She always asked to see me when she came into Yoder’s Country where I am a manager. After all I put her through she still liked me. God bless her.

  4. I remember Joyce from High School days. A very kind, caring, and good person. My condolences to her family, I’m certain she will reap the rewards of a life well lived!

  5. I don’t know many of her remaining family members, but I knew Joyce and her folks.
    Joyce and her parents were always very nice to me (and probably everyone) and will be missed on this earth by those they left behind.

  6. A special friend has been rewarded with the gift of eternal life. So sorry to hear of Joyce’s passing. I treasure my memories of our fun times together and will keep them alive
    Teresa Alger

  7. Bill and Donna,
    I’m so sorry to read about Joyce’s passing. Age 72 is way too young to be leaving this world. I’m sure that she is in a better place with the Lord watching over her. 😢

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