Joyce Sutherland, 84, St. Joseph, Missouri, formerly of Falls City, Nebraska, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2018.
She was born January 1, 1934 in Omaha, Nebraska to Willard Franklin and Pearl (Schneider) Metzgar.
Joyce married Delmar “Del” Sutherland February 9, 1956 at the Congregational Church in David City, Nebraska; he preceded her in death April 30, 2016.
She attended Midland College in Fremont, Nebraska and graduated with a Master’s Degree in Education from University of Nebraska. Joyce was a teacher for over 40 years most of which was when she and Del lived in Falls City, Nebraska.
Joyce was a member of Francis Street First United Methodist Church, The Runcie Club, Joseph Robidoux Questers, St. Joseph Historical Society, Robidoux Row, National Education Society, Nebraska State Education Association and Eastern Star of Falls City.
Joyce and Del enjoyed gathering with friends, playing cards, family reunions, hosting Halloween parties, and worthy causes. Among her favorite worthy causes were Robidoux Row, Salvation Army, Child Saving Institute of Omaha, Nebraska, and Francis Street First United Methodist Church.
Years ago, she and Del made the decision to donate their bodies to the Nebraska Anatomical Board for study and research.
Joyce was also preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include daughters, Paula (Bob), Leah; sons, Quinten (Julie), Sherman (Rae); grandchildren, Alicia, Carla, Stephanie, Eric, Jonah, Tara, Veda, and a wealth of friends and relatives.
Farewell Services 3:00 P.M. Monday; Francis Street First United Methodist Church. The family will gather with friends following the service at their home. Care provided by Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory.