Joyce Shattuck

Joyce Shattuck

Joyce Ann Shattuck, of Kalamazoo, Michigan, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away Monday, June 17, 2013 in Kalamazoo. Mrs. Shattuck was born August 17, 1939 in Otsego to Robert and Pauline (Bittenbender) Griffith and had been a lifelong resident of the area.

For many years she was employed with the Lake St., Kalamazoo and Plainwell Burger Chefs. She had many fond memories of her friends and co-workers there. Joyce had been active in Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Little League. In her leisure time she enjoyed bowling, fishing and the Little River Casino.

On February 24, 1956 in Otsego she married Raymond Shattuck, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters and two sons, Debra (Chuck) Rheautt of Baltimore, MD, Michael Shattuck of Lansing, Karen Young of Parchment and Raymond P. Shattuck and dear friend Peter Pappas of Bennington, VT; five grandchildren;three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Paula (Tom) Stevenson of Otsego and Pat Carpenter of Spanish Fork, UT; and an uncle, Ebby Griffith of Delton; many nieces and nephews.

Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Graveside Service at Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta will be held at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, June 25, 2013.

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  1. Lori and Terry Steele says:

    Mike so sorry to hear about you Mom. Our thoughts and prays are with you and your family.

  2. Timothy & Judy Gates Hayes says:

    Deb so sorry to hear about your Mother. Treasure your memories and keep them close to your heart and she will live with you forever. May God be with you at this time.

  3. Perri Schad says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family. I am thankful that I found the Bittenbender side of the family and had the chance to talk with cousin Joyce. My condolences to cousins Paula and Pat as well.

  4. Kathy and Rob Lobdell says:

    Rob and I have many fond memories of time with Aunt Joyce and Uncle Raymond. They would stop over often and we would laugh and laugh. They used to bring Uncle Lester, Aunt Virginia to see us and go for boat rides. Dinners out…just good fun.
    We will remember you always!!

  5. Kathy Carpenter says:

    Uncle Ray and family,
    Aunt Joyce will be missed. Sending my prayers your way. I have lots of memories of Aunt Joyce, one of the most recent…watching her win big at the casino. Please know you all are in our thoughts.
    Kathy, Judy and Jon

  6. Carol A. Gouin says:

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I’ve known Joyce for many years as she was my sister-in-law’s (Paula Stevenson) sister. It’s very hard to lose someone you love (I know this because I lost my husband of 42 years 4 years ago).
    Joyce was always kind to me and I liked her alot. She’s in a better place now <3 R.I.P. Joyce

  7. nelson & elaine hine says:

    sorry to hear about joyce. we always enjoyed talking to her .
    condolences to you Ray. Elaine & nelson

  8. Michael Shattuck says:

    Mother I will Love you and miss you Always! Love Michael.

  9. Debra Rheault says:

    Mom – I found this poem for you. One day, I will see you again in that place where all is forgiven. Where there are no more tears, no more pain, and no more sadness. You did know – that no matter what – I loved you. And I knew the same. Enjoy the blessings God has prepared for you in heaven.

    Mom is gone to heaven
    No more suffering
    No more Pain
    She went to be with Jesus
    She didn’t go in vain
    Peace and Calm surround her
    Her mind is hers again

    She met up with (all who went before her)
    Who were waiting at the gate
    They took her to meet Jesus
    You know she wasn’t late
    She put her arms around him
    Looked up at his face

    She said Father thank you for saving me
    And bringing me to this place
    I have one prayer to pray Lord
    And I’ve prayed it all along
    The ones I’ve left behind me
    Please see them safely Home

    I’ll meet them at the River
    When they have finished their race
    I told them where to meet me
    It’s the very best place
    © Karen Williams

  10. Don and Darla Mann says:

    It is with heavy hearts that we send our condolences. Hold on to those happy memories, and time will heal your heart. Remember you always have friends to lean on. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  11. Ken & Chris Anson says:

    I remember Aunt Joyce taking me to my first ever drive-in movie when I was a little kid with my cousins, I think the movie was Mary Poppins, I thought that was so cool, getting to watch a movie in your car on a really big screen. I will never forget you Aunt Joyce. Uncle Ray, Deb, Mike, Karen, Ray & families May God’s peace and love surround you to get you through your difficult days.

  12. Dorothy Gren says:

    So many hours we talked on the phone, I already miss that. I will miss all the times Joyce & Ray would pick up Virginia and myself and drive to Essenhaus Restaurant in Indiana for a great meal and great company, or go for a drive and end up in South Haven and get an ice cream cone. All the times Joyce & Ray would pick me up and go to Pizza Hut for lunch, I’ll miss that too. To my brother Raymond and his family, God will wrap his loving arms around you and give you comfort in your days of sadness. God bless all of you. You will be missed my sister-in-law. Rest In Peace. Dort

  13. Robb & Dawn Carpenter says:

    To Uncle Ray and Family

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Aunt Joyce will be missed. We love you all.

    Robb, Dawn and Cody

  14. Jane Lloyd says:

    So sorry to read about Joyce. We first met at the PTA at Cooper Elementary when our kids went to school together there. Deb later became our baby sitter. Joyce was so friendly and down to earth. We used to do a lot of talking and laughing. Throughout the years we would see each other now and then, but we could pick up where we left off. She certainly loved her kids and was very proud of them. I’ll miss her. May the Lord be with you all.

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