Funeral services for Joyce Lucille Lathrom, 81, Lawrence will be held 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Lawrence, KS. She died Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at Hickory Pointe Care & Rehabilitation Center in Oskaloosa, KS.
She was born on October 7, 1931 in Kimball, South Dakota the daughter of Claude F. and Grace B. (Wilson) Fuson.
She had been a resident of Lawrence since 1960.
She worked at Hillcrest Billiards for ten years, at the VFW for four years and volunteered at Lawrence Memorial Hospital for six years.
She was a member North Side Nazarene Church in Nampa, Idaho, a life member of Women’s Auxiliary VFW Post 852, Eagle Lodge Women’s Auxiliary #309, Lawrence Memorial Hospital Women’s Auxiliary, and Lawrence Women’s Bowling Association.
Joyce enjoyed bowling from 1960 to 1990 when she retired from bowling due to health problems.
Joyce married Clovis Elzie Lathrom on September 7, 1986 in Lawrence, KS. He preceded her in death October 7, 1999.
Survivors include two sons, Robert Spry, Lawrence, Bennie Sooby, and wife, Susan, Rockford, IL; and four grandchildren, Jeff and Lacey Spry, and Derek and Shauna Sooby. She was also preceded in death by her five brothers and two sisters as babies.
The family will greet friends from 3 – 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Mortuary.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Douglas County Senior Center – Support Group and may be sent in care of the mortuary.