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Joyce Evonne Pippitt

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WAYNE — Joyce Evonne Pippitt, 87, Wayne, died Oct. 26, 2018, at Careage Campus of Care, Wayne. Visitation, with family present, will be 5-7 p.m., Nov. 2, at Hasemann Funeral Home, Wayne. Funeral services will be Nov. 3 at First Baptist Church, Wayne, with Pastor Doug Shelton officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Wayne. Arrangements are under the direction of Hasemann Funeral Home, Wayne. Joyce was born July 18, 1931, to Harold and Ardyce Sorensen, the oldest of three children. The family lived on a farm northwest of Wayne where she helped keep her two little brothers out of mischief. Joyce graduated from Wayne Prep School in 1948 and received her degree in Home Economics from Wayne State College in 1952. After teaching a year at Ute, Iowa, she returned and married Donald G. Pippitt Aug. 20, 1953. They had a son, Richard “Rick,” in 1955, and a daughter, Jeanne Ann, in 1956. The family made their home on the Pippitt home place where Don and Joyce lived for 44 years. Whether cooking up some creature Rick brought home for supper or sewing Jeanne Ann’s Easter dress, she still found time to be a help-mate for Don. She substitute-taught in Laurel for many years, until shortly after the unfortunate passing of their son, Rick, in 1977. As a faithful member of the First Baptist Church, Wayne, her faith was at the forefront of her life and sustained her through difficult times. Joyce was always willing to serve and could usually be found in the church kitchen. Her many interests included creating photo albums for immediate family (somewhere over 120 albums), woodworking projects including many tables, gardening, baking, painting pictures, sewing and reading all newspapers. In 1997, Don and Joyce moved into Wayne, where they enjoyed many friendships and following their grandchildren’s activities. The entire family treasured their time together at the red cabin in Walker Valley. Due to health concerns with Parkinson’s disease, in 2012 Joyce moved into the Careage, where Don soon joined her. Joyce was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, July 21, 2012; son, Rick; parents; step mother, Helen Craig Sorensen; and brother, Richard “Dick” Sorensen; brothers-in-law, Dean Pippitt and Lawrence Hansen; sisters-in-law, Marsha Sorensen, Frances Hansen, and Penny Craig Culpepper; and nephew, David Sorensen. Joyce is survived by her daughter, Jeanne Ann (Dan) Kardell; grandchildren, Dena (Daniel) Lipp, Laurel; Shaun (Jessica) Kardell, Gretna; and Jenessa Kardell, Wayne; and great-grandchildren, Vincent Lipp, Ada Lipp and Selena Kardell; her brother, Dean Sorensen, Inman, S.C.; sisters-in-law, Judy Sorensen, Wayne; Norma Pippitt, Wayne; step brothers, Harold (Sandra Ann Craig), Winchester Center, Conn.; Gary (Donna) Craig, Spanaway, Wash.; Carey Culpepper, Ocala, Fla.; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Memorials may be directed to the Pippitt family for later designation.