Joyce J. Banbury, 83, of Russell, Kansas, died on Tuesday, April 03, 2018, at her home in Russell.
Joyce was born on August 24, 1934, in Holton, Kansas, the daughter of Charles and Loreda (Godsey) Raymond. She grew up in Smith Center, Kansas and graduated from High School in Topeka, Kansas in the class of 1952. After high school she attended Ft. Hays State University for 3 years and later received her B.A. from Kansas State University. She met, fell in love and was united in marriage to Conrad Banbury on August 20, 1969 in Smith Center, Kansas. From this union they took great joy in raising Joyce's two sons Martin and Michael.
Joyce owned and operated Banbury Cross in the 1970's, Wheatcraft in the 80's and worked as a sales specialist for EBay from the 1990's to current. With EBay she also worked as an education specialist teaching people how to buy and sell goods on EBay. With EBay she won several sales awards and was a well known presenter for EBay Live across the United States. She was a longtime member of Trinity United Methodist Church. She took great pride in helping raise her granddaughter Dannie'll Heaton. She enjoyed painting, wheat weaving, gardening, growing flowers and power walking. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Surviving family include her two sons Martin Heaton (Suzann) of Salina, Kansas, and Michael Heaton (Linda) of Winfield, Kansas; 5 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Judy Berridge and husband Conrad.
A memorial service to celebrate Joyce's life will be held at 11 A.M. on Thursday, April 12, 2018, at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Russell, Kansas, with Pastor Ezekiel Koech officiating. A reception will be held at the Trinity Fellowship Hall immediately follow the church services. Visitation with the family will take be from 4 P.M. to 7 P.M. on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at the family home at 212 North Main Street in Russell. Memorials can be made out to the mortuary and sent in care of the mortuary. A memorial will be determined by the family at a later date. Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell, Kansas, is in charge of the funeral service arrangements.