Joyce I. Costello

Joyce I. Costello

Joyce I. Costello of Otsego, Michigan, passed away Monday, May 16, 2011 in Kalamazoo. Mrs. Costello was born February 6, 1937, in Hartford, Indiana to Clifford and Nellie (Hornbaker) Hall.

For 20 years Joyce had been employed with Brave Industrial Fasteners.

Surviving are six children, Hope Robbins, Lowell Warner, Charity Lynn Rush, Christina M. Costello, Constance Costello and Cynthia (Brian ) Schrier; her grandchildren, Heather, Rachel, Lisa, Joshua, Nicholas, Samantha Joyce and Alexander; several other grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her siblings, Clifford “Jake”, Joe, John, Jennifer, June and Jeff; many nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her daughter, Faith Edwards, in 1981 and her husband, Nicholas Costello, in 1989.

Friends may meet with Joyce’s family from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. Thursday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where funeral services will be held at 11:30 A.M. Friday. Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego.

Contributions in memory of Joyce may be made to Peace Ev. Lutheran Church.

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  1. William & Judith Stanley says:

    Sorry to hear of Joyce’s passing. She was well thought of by our familys in the Hartford city,Indiana area. She was very thougthful person and came to visit her friends and relatives when ever possible.. Love Judy.. (Freida Yadon’s daughter)

  2. Sondra (Vondran) McAndrew says:

    To the family,

    May the love you feel around you help ease the ache in your heart. I am truly sorry for your loss.


  3. Jenifer Junde (Kline) says:

    I have so many fond memories of Joyce (and Nick) from my childhood. She was a wonderful and caring person and along with my Mom and Dad will always hold a special place in our hearts. My thoughts are with you in this very hard time.

  4. Mike Vondran says:

    I am sincerely sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you.


  5. Jammie McCullough says:

    Chris i just wanted to say that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family I have Been in your shoe’s it will be very Hard but just remember your mother would want you to be strong and keep going

  6. George Brannum says:

    Deepest sympathy to the family. Nick & Joyce were very close friends all the years that I knew them. It’s sad when someone we love is lost….wishing the best to Chris, Connie & Cindy, the kids I remember….LOVE from the Termite

  7. alexander schrier says:

    I love you grandma rest in peace. i will never forget alex

  8. Brian Schrier says:

    I love you and will always miss you. You will always be in my heart. Even though I have to say goodbye for now I will always be greatful for you letting me in your heart and family. Semper Fidelis mom. Thankyou for all the wonderful memories. Love always Brian.

  9. Mary says:

    I was so blessed that my Father became good friends with Nick. That friendship would unite two familys into an amaizing friendship. I have so many memories with Joyce and her family at Kline’s resort and many other events. Loved the fact that she always had M n M’s stocked at her trailer. I always wanted to have long nails just like her. Our familys enjoyed fishing, bon fires, and the famous riding on the tail gate of Nick’s truck around Kline’s resort. So many wonderful memories, too many to list. I hope these wonderful memories will help to heal the pain that you all are enduring. Since I only had two older brothers, I was alway envious of the sister trio Chris, Connie and Cindy. My thoughts, prayers, hugs and kisses to Joyce’s friends and family.

  10. Chris Costello says:

    Words can’t express how I feel right now. You will always be in my heart. I told you in the hospital that you can come home with me and now all I have is a picture and memories of you that I will be taking with me. Say hello to Dad for me. I guess this is good bye for now until I see you again in heaven.
    Love you daughter,

  11. Sondra Stroh says:

    You will be missed Aunt Joyce! Truly a remarkable lady with a heart of gold and an incredible fortitude.
    I am so sorry that I can’t be there in person, but I am there in heart and thoughts for my entire family…
    Love, Sondra

  12. Anni Hansen says:

    My deepest sympathy goes to Joyce’s entire family. Unfortunately I never got the chance to meet her personally, but through working with Chris I learned what an amazing woman she was.

    She may be gone but she will never be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers goes out to you all as you go through this difficult time.

    A beautiful woman left you all….. And now a precious angel to watch over you all !!!


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