Joyce Irene Langhofer, 76, of Russell, Kansas, joined the Lord on Friday morning, June 28, 2019, at the Homestead Assisted Living Center in Russell, Kansas.
She was the daughter of Samuel and Dolores (Sprinkle) Langhofer, born on June 30, 1942, on the family farm south of Bunker Hill, Kansas. She attended school in Bunker Hill. She later relocated to Towanda, Kansas, with her parents and brothers where she spent the majority of her life. She was a caregiver to her mother for 21 years. She enjoyed mowing the lawn, riding her bicycle and working on crafts. She baked cakes and gave them to her neighbors and she also liked to walk. After her mother went to be with the Lord, she located to Camdenton, Missouri to be with her sisters. In 2016, she moved to Russell, Kansas, and resided at Parkside Manor. In 2019, she moved to the Homestead Assisted Living Center in Russell. She accepted Christ as her Savior and was baptized in Fairview Baptist Church in Towanda, Kansas, the same day her Daddy was baptized. She was a member of Bible Baptist Church in Russell. Joyce never met a stranger and was always willing to help a person in need.
She is survived by her three sisters Janice Jack of Russell, Kansas, Marilyn Bond (Graden) of Riverton, Wyoming, Carolee Robie (Donnell) of Russell, Kansas; brother Sam Langhofer (Connie) of Benton, Kansas; son Shannon W. (Shannon) Nicholas and 2 grandchildren Garrett and Liddy from Chandler, Oklahoma and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother Ronald whom she had a special bond with.
A celebration of Joyce’s life will be held at 11 A.M. on Tuesday, July 02, 2019, at the Bible Baptist Church in Russell, Kansas, with Pastor Dale Lane officiating. Burial will follow at the Dorrance City Cemetery in Dorrance, Kansas. Visitation will be from 9 A.M. to 8 P.M. on Monday, July 01, 2019, at the mortuary with family present to greet guests from 7 P.M. to 8 P.M. Monday evening. Memorials can be given to the Bible Baptist Church and sent in care of the mortuary. Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell, Kansas, is in charge of the funeral service arrangements.