Joyce Lovell Letzkus passed away peacefully Friday, Oct. 18, 2013.
She was born December 17, 1945 to William and Bertie Arnce.
Joyce was known above all to give, even when she herself didn’t have much to give. When you went to her home, no matter if you were a complete stranger, she made you feel welcome. She loved all her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was sassy and full of life. She will be dearly missed by her family.
She is survived by her seven children; son BJ Radford and wife, Jenni, his children Misty Radford, Shea’Ree Radford, Cheyenne Radford, Kaylee Radford and Joseph Radford; daughter Lila Michelle Radford and fiancé, Kevin Pence, her children Dale Shook, Clayton Shook, Sarah Broadwell, Anthony Shook and Dennis Radford; son Dennis Radford, Sr. and his wife, Rhonda, and children Ashley Arnold, Michelle Smith, Lacee Radford and Dennis Radford, Jr.; daughter Melissa Deatherage and her husband, Von, and child Mikayla Deatherage; son Christopher Letzkus and his wife, Jimmi, and children Amanda Letzkus, Gabe Letzkus and Isaih Letzkus; son Timothy Miles and fiancé, Julia Tallchief, and his daughter Jeralyn Miles; as well as many great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her daughter Bertie Deann Radford; granddaughter Audrie Letzkus; sister Lola Dingman; brother Ronald Arnce; and her mother and father.
Joyce is also survived by her four brothers and two sisters: William "Billy" Arnce, Lila Arnce, Delores "Dee" Lewis, George Arnce, Tommy Arnce and John D. Arnce, and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Javine Cemetery in Barnsdall, Okla. led by Bro. Roger Clark of Lynn Baptist Church in Pawhuska, Okla. Interment followed.
McCartney’s Johnson Funeral Home of Pawhuska was in charge of arrangements.