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Joyce Elaine Phelps, 80, went home to be with the Lord on Jan. 1, 2018. She was born on April 20, 1937, to William Cowden and Sarah Myers Cowden in Terre Haute. Joyce loved to read and always enjoyed going to church.
She is preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Fenton Phelps, who passed away in 2003, after being married for 49 years; she is also preceded in death by her sister, Gloria Cowden.
Joyce is survived by her son, Fenton Dee Phelps (Penny); daughter, Tammy Phelps; brother, Michael Cowden; sister, Ellen Rogers of Phoenix; sisters-in-law, Sarah Phelps, and Betty Brown (James); grandchildren, Dawn Dee Pastore (Donnie), Melissa Ridge (Harold), Joshua Phelps (Ashley); eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
Visitation for Joyce will be held at DeBaun Funeral Homes Springhill Chapel on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with services following at 2 p.m. Burial at Watson Cemetery will follow. Pastor Terry Whitlock will be officiating. The family would like to say a special thanks to Wyndmoor Senior Community for being so supportive. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Farmers Chapel or a place of your choice. Online condolences may be left at:
Published on January 2, 2018
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