Joyce Dutton, age 88, formerly of Atchison, KS, died Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at Bradford Villa in Quincy, IL, with her daughter at her bedside.
Joyce was born February 23, 1932 in Sparta, Wisconsin, the daughter of Samuel and Sarah Rooker Hannum. She married Roland Dutton in May of 1954. He preceded her in death on January 6, 2007.
Joyce was an Army wife and lived in many different places due to Roland's duty assignments, including three years in Germany. In 1969, when her husband retired from the Army, they settled in Atchison, Kansas. Her love of books and reading led her to become a librarian in Atchison for many years at Maur Hill Prep School and the Public Library. Joyce also enjoyed sewing and was often called upon by family members for sewing projects. Joyce and Roland were both dog lovers, and rescued many dogs over the years, seldom having any less than three as part of their family.
Survivors include: three children, Linda (Richard) Steinbach of Quincy, IL; Rollie (Cindy) Dutton of Beavercreek, OH; and David Dutton of Forest, VA; three grandchildren: Grace (Derck) Crandall of San Antonio, TX; Audrey Dutton of Cincinnati, OH; and Ben Dutton of Beaver Creek, OH; and a great grandson, Everett Crandall.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents and her sisters and brothers.
Inurnment: will take place in Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery at a later date.
Memorials: Quincy Humane Society
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.
Sad to learn of Joyce's passing. Both Joyce and Roland were great friends and mentors to me during my early career years. I enjoyed many long talks at their kitchen table in Atchison. I miss their advice and friendship. Prayers and condolences to the Dutton family.
Roland, very sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. Prayers to you and the entire Dutton family during this difficult time. Your old friends, Dick & Pam Summers.
It was our good fortune to have served with Roland (Dutt) Dutton, and to have known Joyce through him. They were wonderful, smart, lively people, and raised a great American family of patriots. Rest in peace, Joyce Dutton; we are better off for having known you and Dutt.
I am so sorry to hear about Joyce. I had the pleasure of working with her and visiting her many times since she lived in Atchison. My sincerest sympathy to her children. She was a great lady and definitely one of a kind.
I TOOK CARE OF JOYCE AT BRADFORD VILLA FOR 4 YEARS SHE IS VERY SPECIAL TO ME WHEN I WOULD HAVE A BAD DAY SHE WAS THERE FOR ME GOING TO MISS HER SO MUCH SHE WAS MORE LIKE FAMILY TO ME & HER DAUGHTER LINDA I THINK A LOT OF THEM BOTH JOYCE WILL ALWAYS HAVE A SPECIAL PLACE IN THE HEART THAT NO ONE CAN TAKE AWAY FROM ME!! R.I.P JOYCE YOU WILL ALWAYS BE MISS BY ME
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