July 25, 1934 - April 15, 2021
Joyce Elizabeth Hargett, a loving mother with a kind and giving heart, passed away on April 15, 2021 at the age of 87. Born on July 25, 1934 to Melvin and Louise (Hall) Rennells in Owosso, MI, Joyce grew up in mid-Michigan and graduated from Lansing Eastern High School in 1953. Becoming a part of the family business, Melville Emblem, Joyce learned early in life that hard work, honesty and a generous spirt were the cornerstone to living a full and gracious life. Joyce had a sweet disposition, cute personality and generous giving attitude towards people, always ready to help those in need with a home baked goody basket, fresh prepared meals and a thoughtful word. Any time she had a visitor, Joyce would quickly prepare a delicious treat to share, whether it was pie, cookies, cake, or a home favorite of graham crackers with frosting, she would never letting anyone walk away hungry. Joyce saw the good in the world around her, because she was always looking for it. She loved God and honored His word with a humble heart and courageous spirt. Her dog Tilly helped keep her going, even after the loss of her husband and her twin sister. Being a parent and grandparent meant everything to Joyce. She always baked everyone's favorites at Christmas, birthdays and other special occasions. Joyce is, and always will be remembered for her simple life, encouraging words and her beautiful smile. Joyce is survived by her children, Jodi Bertrau, Jean (James) Hardy, Ron Hargett, and Michael Hargett; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brother, Melvin (Mary) Rennells; and many nieces and nephews . She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard; and twin sister, Joan Spitzler. Friends are encouraged to support Joyce's family. Funeral services are Thursday, April 22,1:00 PM at Pray Funeral Home Gardens in Charlotte with Kathy Dobie officiating. Visitation is prior to the service, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM in the Pray Funeral Home Gardens on Thursday, April 22. Mask, group capacity, and distancing guidelines will be practiced. The funeral will be webcast so you may watch it from any computer, smartphone, or mobile device that has internet access. Go to www.prayfuneral.com, click on Joyce's tribute, then click on Photos and Videos from your computer (or Media from your smart phone). If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to Lansing Area Human Society and Friends and family are encouraged to share memories of Joyce on her Tribute Page at www.PrayFuneral.com. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.
Joyce Elizabeth Hargett, a loving mother with a kind and giving heart, passed away on April 15, 2021 at the age of 87. Born on July 25, 1934 to Melvin and Louise (Hall) Rennells in Owosso, MI, Joyce grew up in mid-Michigan and graduated from... View Obituary & Service Information
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