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Joyce K. Emily

August 14, 1933 — August 2, 2022

Joyce K. Emily, 88, of Punta Gorda, FL, formerly of Crandall, IN passed peacefully on August 2, 2022. She was born on August 14, 1933, to Ralph & LaVisa Sims Barry. Joyce married Norman Emily on November 5, 1952, and lived in New Mexico until his discharge from the military. Returning to Indiana, they built their home on a farm in Crandall and raised five children. She was a very devoted wife & loving Mother who will be deeply missed. Joyce enjoyed traveling with her husband, eventually finding their way to Punta Gorda where they resided for many years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Punta Gorda & the Corydon United Methodist Church in Indiana where she sang in the choir.

Joyce is survived by her children: Debbie (Jim) Emerson of Fort Worth, TX; Kathy (Gus) Fasbinder of Punta Gorda, FL; Dwight (Cathy) Emily of Ramer, TN; Jeff (Lu) Emily of Crandall, IN; and Lisa Emily (Fiancé Terry Brown) of New Albany, IN; and a sister-in-law, Kathleen Campbell of New Albany; 9 grandchildren & 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, two brothers, one sister, and a granddaughter.

A gathering will be held from 10:30 a.m. to Noon on Saturday, August 27, 2022, at Johnson-Taylor Funeral and Cremation in Punta Gorda. Inurnment will be at Bethlehem Cemetery in Crandall, IN. Memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice, Inc., 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238, or to a charity of your choice. To express condolences to the family, please visit and sign the online tribute book. Arrangements by Johnson-Taylor Funeral. The family extends their heartfelt gratitude to the staff at Solaris HealthCare & Tidewell Hospice for the kind & compassionate care Joyce received.

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Saturday, August 27, 2022

10:30am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Johnson-Taylor Funeral & Cremation

1515 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda, FL 33950

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