Joyce Louise (Akin) Wyatt went to heaven to be with her family there, on Jan. 23, 2019, at 5:52 p.m.

Joyce Louise (Akin) Wyatt went to heaven to be with her family there, on Jan. 23, 2019, at 5:52 p.m. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28, in the Little Cemetery in Seminole, Oklahoma. Strode Funeral Home and Cremation is in charge of the arrangements.

Born July 3, 1932, Joyce was raised on a farm near Earlsboro, Oklahoma. She moved to Shawnee after graduating from high school, where she met and married Ray (Pat) Murphy Wyatt.

Joyce and her husband of 40 years had two daughters when they lived on a 10-acre acreage east of Seminole. They moved from there to Prague where they lived until 1970 when they moved to Stillwater. A talented seamstress, Joyce enjoyed her work as an alterationist at the Katz Department store in Stillwater. Joyce moved to Aurora, Missouri, seven years ago to be near family there.

Joyce was a loving, faith-filled Christian woman who had endless love for her family and close friends. She was a blessing to all who knew and loved her, and she will be greatly missed.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, Alva and Alpha Akin of Shawnee; husband and her sister-in-law, Betty Sue Akin of Del City.

She is survived by two daughters, Melita (Gary) Hatfield of Brookings, South Dakota; Peggy (Rex) Dial of Aurora, Missouri; one brother, Don Akin of Del City; three granddaughters, Rebecca (Rob) Groebe of Kansas City, Missouri; Meghan (Garrett) Hollingsworth of Norman, Oklahoma and Danielle (Gavin) Dalglish of Aurora, Missouri; three great granddaughters, Grace Groebe, Emmy and Rosie Hollingsworth; two nephews, Brian and Gary Akin, Oklahoma City area.

Condolences may be emailed to the family and an online obituary may be viewed by visiting www.strodefh.com.