610 N. Maple

Russell, KS 67665

701 N. First Street

Natoma, KS 67651

Joyce E. Harkness

Joyce Elaine (Hulse) Harkness, 81, of Wichita, Kansas, passed away Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at her home with her husband and daughter by her side.

Joyce was born August 15, 1940 in Plainville, Kansas.  She was one of five children born to Ray and Helen (Martin) Hulse.  At the age of two, her family moved to Russell, Kansas where she grew up and attended school.

Joyce was united in marriage to Clarence Wayne Harkness on October 14, 1956 in Russell.  Wayne was in the military so they moved around to several Air Force bases before returning to Wichita after his retirement.

Joyce enjoyed knitting, crocheting and collecting Teddy Bears, but was very proud to be an Air Force Officer’s wife.

Joyce’s surviving family include her husband of 65 years, Wayne of the home; daughter, Linda Dudley; son, Stephen Harkness, Michael Harkness and Shaun Harkness; brother, Joe Hulse; nine grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, three infants and brothers, Jerry Hulse and Donald Hulse; sister, Kathy McDonald.

Celebration of Joyce’s Life will be held at 1:00 PM, Monday, June 6, 2022 at the Otterbien United Methodist Church.  Burial will follow at the Russell City Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM, Monday, June 6, 2022 at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary.  Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell, is in charge of these arrangements.