Date of Death: February 20, 2023
Visitation will be held at the Hohner Funeral Home, 1004 Arnold Street, Three Rivers on Thursday, February 23, 2023 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Interment will take place Friday, February 24, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. at Riverside Cemetery.
Joyce Marie (Hay) Rumsey, age 94, died in Three Rivers, on Monday, February 20, 2023. She was born in Three Rivers on October 31, 1928, the youngest of six children born to Clarence and Alice Hay.
Joyce was a 1947 graduate of Three Rivers High School. Following graduation, she was employed by Michigan Gas & Electric, followed by a number of years at General Telephone Company, prior to retirement.
On June 25, 1949 Joyce was united in marriage to Maynard Rumsey on her family’s farm near Centreville, MI. They were married for 73 years.
Joyce enjoyed reading and appreciated a good mystery novel. She also loved to paint landscapes, flower arranging and crocheting.
Remaining to cherish her memory are her husband, Maynard; daughter, Debra (Gene) Schull; son, Dennis (Joy) Rumsey; grandchildren, Andrew (Amber) Schull and Alyssa (Adam) Erskine; and several nieces and nephews.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, her five brothers: Richard, Howard, Allan, Robert, and Roland Hay and a grandson, Daniel Schull.
Memorial donations in Joyce’s name may be directed to the Three Rivers Public Library. Envelopes are available and may be sent to Hohner Funeral Home in care of arrangements.
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My heartfelt sympathies to Maynard, Dennis and most especially Deb, who I went to High School with so many years ago. I always heard the best things about your mom Deb. May you all have comfort and peace in this most difficult time knowing your remembered in thought and prayer. . . 🫂…..💐……🙏
We are so very sorry to hear of your family’s loss. Mrs. Rumsey was always so very proud of her children and grandchildren. Please know your family will be in our thoughts…
Maynard, we are so very sorry for your loss Hugs Martin and Tami Stears
Maynard, Dennis and Deb,
Joyce was a very special lady and will be missed greatly!
Dennis, We are thinking of you all during this difficult time!! 🙏
So sorry Deb to hear of the passing of your Mom. Our sympathy to you and your family.
To the Rumsey and Schull families
So sorry to hear the passing of Joyce. She was a gift to all. She will be missed. Prayers for strength
Denny, Deb and Maynard,
Sorry to learn of Joyce passing and thinking of all of you during this very difficult time.
Sincerely, Rheta Huyck
My Deepest Sympathy to the Rumsey family.
Maynard and family. So sorry to hear about your loss. You and Joyce were the best of friends and neighbors for many years and have missed you since your move to town. I don’t get around well and don’t think I’ll be able to make it to the funeral home. I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
The Molters, Tom & Lynda are very sorry and offer our condolences 💖
Oh Dennis I was so sorry to read of the loss of your mom! I remember her beautiful smile and sweet laugh. You were certainly blessed with a very special mom! ♥️♥️♥️