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Joyce Ann King

May 22, 1941 ~ December 5, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old

Joyce King Obituary

Joyce Brent King joined her Lord and Savior peacefully at her home on Dec. 5, 2023.  She was born on May 22, 1941 in Bloomington, IL to George Madison Brent and Grace Hunteman Brent.  After graduating from LeRoy High School in 1959, she married Gary King in 1960.  They were married for over 63 ½ years and have 3 daughters.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, 1 sister Cecile Denney; 3 brothers: Donald Brent, Glenn Brent, and Earl Brent; 2 nieces: Jeanne Denney Carlson, and Beverly Denney Baue; and 1 nephew Alan Brent.  She is survived by her loving husband Gary; three daughters: Julie (John Pirkl) King, Brenda (Russell) Howell, and Amy Butler; 4 grandchildren: Amanda (Kyle) Roberts, Kayla Butler, Kyle Butler, and Grace Pirkl; and 1 great-grandchild: Axton Roberts.

Joyce worked as a Production Scheduler at the Eureka Co. in Bloomington, IL for over 26 years.  She enjoyed playing cards, Bunco, and square dancing.  She was a member of and married in the LeRoy Methodist Church in LeRoy, IL where she lived with her family for over 33 years.   

In 2001, she continued her service to her Lord at Heritage BA when she and Gary moved to Broken Arrow, OK.  The members there became part of her family.  She devoted herself to as many charitable activities as she could.  Her donations to Boys Town, St Jude’s, John 3:16 and her church will continue after her passing.  Joyce and Gary continued their love for square dancing by joining a club (Recycles) where they made many new friends. The rest of her Broken Arrow family was completed by her very special card-playing and Bingo friends.  These special ladies became her loving sisters.  She will be sorely missed by her family, friends, and all of the many lives she touched.

A memorial service celebrating Joyce's life will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 13, 2024, at Heritage Church, 5300 East Kenosha, Broken Arrow, OK 74014.

Family and friends may share memories online at The family of Joyce Ann King entrusted her care, service, and cremation to Brown Funeral Home & Cremations, 231 E. Commercial St., Broken Arrow, OK 74012.

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Memorial Service
January 13, 2024

11:00 AM
Heritage Church
5300 East Kenosha
Broken Arrow, OK 74014


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