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Joyce M. Howald

Joyce M. Howald, 86, of Huntington, IN, died Thursday, June 24, 2021, at Tipton House, Huntington.

Mrs. Howald graduated from Sunfield High School and Huntington College with a degree in business education. She worked as a business teacher at Warren High School for several years. After taking time away from teaching to raise her three sons, she went back to working at Community Education as the administrative secretary. She was a member of College Park United Brethren Church, where she sang in the choir.

She was born Feb. 1, 1935, in Sunfield, MI, to Howard and Madeline Molton Batdorff. She married James C. Howald on Aug. 6, 1955, in Lansing, MI. He preceded her in death on Dec. 13, 1998.

Survivors include three sons, KeVon (Debra) Howald, of Gonzolas, LA, DeVon Howald, of Waycross, GA, and Terrance “Terry” Howald, of Fort Wayne; two sisters, Donna (Harold) Clements, of Charlotte, MI, and Lois (Wayne) Smith, of Rensselaer; two grandchildren, TreVor (Laura) Howald, of Houston, TX, and Sadye (Tyler) Harris, of Huntington; and two great-grandchildren.

Calling will take place on Sunday, June 27, 2021, from 2 to 5 p.m., at Deal-Rice Funeral Home, Huntington.

A funeral service will take place on Monday, June 28, 2021, at 11 a.m., at College Park United Brethren Church, with Rev. Paul Hirschy officiating.

Burial will follow in Gardens of Memory.

Memorials may be made to College Park United Brethren Church or Huntington University, in care of Deal-Rice Funeral Home, 338 E. Washington St., Huntington, IN 46750.

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