Service Time: 10:00 A.M.
Day and Date: Thursday, May 20, 2010
Location: Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Chapel - Russell, Kansas
Visitation and Guest Book Registration: 9 A.M. to 8 P.M. on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at the mortuary in Russell.
Family Visitation: 6 P.M. to 7 P.M., Wednesday Evening, May 19, 2010 at the mortuary in Russell.
Graveside Services: Wilson City Cemetery - Wilson, KS
Memorials: Bunker Hill Community Center or Disabled Veterans of America
Joyce Evelyn (Shaffer) Frederick, 87, of Hobbs, New Mexico and former Russell resident, died on Saturday, May 15, 2010 in Flower Mound, Texas surrounded by her loving family. She was born on March 29, 1923 on the family farm north of Bunker Hill, Kansas, the daughter of Pearl T. and Kathryn E. (Wehrli). She attended school in Bunker Hill and graduated from Bunker Hill High School in 1941. Following high school, she worked in Bunker Hill and then in Russell. She was united in marriage to LeMoyne Richard Frederick on November 21, 1948 at the Bunker Hill Methodist Church. From this union they were blessed with four children Judy, Sharon, Steve and Carol. In 1963 the family moved to Pratt, KS and then Los Alamos, NM before settling in Hobbs, New Mexico, where she has lived since 1967. She sold Avon for a time, and for 15 years she worked as a proofreader for the Hobbs Daily News-Sun, until her retirement in 1986. She was an active member of the United Methodist Church her entire life. She enjoyed traveling and singing with the Jubilee Choir in Hobbs and was a member for over 15 years. Joyce loved cooking, rose gardening, playing piano, traveling with family and working puzzles. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Joyce accepted people, was loved by many and will be deeply missed.
Surviving family include her children Judy Schlotterback and husband Larry of Farmington, New Mexico, Sharon Turner of Odessa, Texas, Steve Frederick and wife ZhaNette of Arlington, Texas and Carol Noble and husband Larry of Flower Mound, Texas; 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. In addition to her family, she left behind many special friends, including longtime friend, Nicky Rachel, who was always there when she needed her.
She was preceded in death by her husband, LeMoyne, her parents, brothers Everett & Leland Shaffer, sister Marjorie Rabas and infant sister Letha Shaffer.
A Celebration of Joyce’s life will be held at 10 A.M. on Thursday, May 20, 2010 at the Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary Chapel in Russell with Pastor Terry McGuire officiating. Burial will follow at the Wilson City Cemetery in Wilson, Kansas. Visitation will be from 9 A.M. to 8 P.M. Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at the mortuary with the family present to greet visitors from 6 P.M. to 7 P.M. Wednesday evening. Memorials may be given to Disabled Veterans of America or Bunker Hill Community Center and sent in care of the mortuary. A Memorial service is planned for early June in Hobbs. Condolences may be sent via email by going to www.pvpmortuary.com. Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell is in charge of the funeral arrangements.