Date of Death:  February 20, 2023

Service Details

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.

Obituary Notice

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.

Additional Information

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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  1. 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. . . 🫂…..💐……🙏

    • 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.

  2. 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! ♥️♥️♥️

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