Joyce was born on Nov. 23, 1959 in Williamsport, Ohio, the daughter of Norman Hargett, Sr. and Mary Jo (Mann) Sheriff. Joyce graduated from Galion High School in Galion, Ohio. She had worked at the Granby House in Granby, MO as a CMT. Joyce was a member of the Missouri Stream Team and enjoyed fishing, camping and canoeing.
|On Oct. 7, 2000 in Eureka Springs, AR, Joyce Hargett and Linn Thornton were united in marriage. Survivors include her husband, Linn, of the home; two daughters: Sheri Rice, of Branson, MO and Crystal Pittman, of Monett; her father, Norman Hargett, Sr., of Carol, Ohio; her mother, Mary Jo Sheriff, of Marion, Ohio; two brothers: Bill Hargett, of Lancaster, Ohio and Jimmy Hargett, of Carol, Ohio; five grandchildren: Christian Andrus, Trenton Carrington, Timothy Ramsey, Jr., Megan Rice and Jeremy Rice. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Norman Hargett, Jr. and Anthony Hargett.|
Joyce will be dearly missed by many who had the privilege to have known her.
A celebration of Joyce's life will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011 at Fern's Tavern in Pierce City, MO.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Buchanan Funeral Home, Monett, MO