Joyce Fay Meyer
Joyce Fay Meyer, 79, of Emma, Missouri, died Thursday, May 31, 2018, at I-70 Community Hospital in Sweet Springs.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 4, 2018, at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Emma with Rev. Tim Biesemeyer officiating. Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. Sunday, June 3, 2018, at St. John’s United Church of Christ. Pallbearers will be the grandchildren of the deceased. Memorials are suggested to St. John’s United Church of Christ in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born December 13, 1938, in Sweet Springs, she was the daughter of the late Carroll C. Thomas and Cornelia “Frances” Hurt Thomas. On June 3, 1956, Joyce married Wilbert “Bill” Meyer, and they made their home in Emma. It was her strong faith and love of family that allowed her to share 62 years of marriage with the “best looking man she had ever seen.”
She graduated from Central Missouri State University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and went on to achieve her CPA and CFP designations, and then owned her own CPA office in Independence for 15 years. Her kids admit that she was the smartest woman any of them had met. She was a member of the Missouri Society of CPA’s, past president of the Mid America Planned Giving Council, and served on the Sweet Springs Food Pantry board. Joyce was an active member of St. John’s United Church of Christ where she was currently serving as president of the lay fellowship.
In addition to her husband, Bill, she is survived by her brother, Rex Thomas of Bartlesville, Okla.; a sister-in-law, Mary Ann (Junior) Pearre of New Bloomfield; five children: Nancy (Steve) Eckhoff of Sweet Springs, Paul (Tammy) Meyer of Smyrna, Tenn., Katharine “Sue” (Doug) Frank of West Melbourne, Fla., Carl Meyer of Indianapolis, Ind., and Julie (James) Frazier of Concordia; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved twin sister, Janis Harber; and one granddaughter, Jessica.