Joyce N. Napier, 88 , of Bellwood, died Thursday, January 4, 2018, at the Butler County Healthcare Center in David City.
Funeral services are set for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan.9 at Bellwood United Methodist Church, Reverend Matt Fowler officiating.
Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Kracl Funeral Chapel, David City, and at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church.
Lunch will follow the service. Committal will be held at a later date.
Joyce Nadean Napier was born July 27, 1929, in York, Nebraska to William and Hazel (Hascall) Hunsche. She received her education in York Schools. She married Darald Napier in Seward, Nebraska in 1947 and they made their home in Bellwood. Joyce was a quality control inspector on the factory line at Dale Electronics in Columbus for many years, where she made many good friends. She was a member of the Bellwood United Methodist Church and loved spending time with her grandkids, watching their sporting events and listening on the radio when she couldn’t attend. Joyce liked to crochet, enjoyed going to horse races, visiting with friends, watching the birds, and she and Darald enjoyed dancing. She also cared for her cats.
Joyce is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Lowell (Joyce A.) Napier of Bellwood, Grandson Lance (Cindy) Napier of Bruno, granddaughter Nicole (Wes) Rohloff of Bellwood, great grandsons Mitchell Napier of David City, Lane and Kyle Napier of Bruno, Joseph and Jordan Rohloff of Bellwood.
Sister Darla Bishop of Grand Island, niece Jolene (Kurt) Karjalainen of Kearney; great nieces Claire and Cathlyn Karjalainen of Kearney; great nephew Cain Karjalainen of Kearney; and nephew Chris ( Lillia ) Wilson of Roswell, N.M.
Sister-in-law Peggy (Harry) Wilson of Bellwood, nephews Brian and Travis Wilson of Bellwood.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Darald (Jan. 27, 2014), Son Ricky Dean Napier, Step father Chris Wiegardt, Brothers and sister-in-law Lowell (Esther) Hunsche, Ron Bishop and Kenny Stava, Brother-in-law Bill Napier, Sister-in-law Sharon “Dolly” Napier.