Joyce Lenz


Date: Fri, August 19, 2016
Start time: 10:00 am
Chapel Hill Gardens Cemetery
4400 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, Iowa 50310
Arrangements By:
Merle Hay Funeral Home


Joyce Lenz

June 29, 1931 - August 16, 2016

Joyce Maxine Lenz, 85, of Des Moines, Iowa, died on August 16, 2016 at Taylor House after a short battle with cancer.  This disease was not new to her, having successfully survived three different bouts of cancer throughout her life.


A graveside service will be held August 19, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Chapel Hill Gardens Cemetery.  A time of life celebration and fellowship will follow at The Salvation Army, 1326 6th Avenue, Des Moines.


Joyce was born June 29, 1931, the daughter of Roy and Stella (Adams) Lenz. She graduated from Des Moines East High School and worked as an insurance agent for Donaghy Kempton Insurance.  She was a member of The Salvation Army Temple Corps.  In retirement, she enjoyed knitting, crocheting, plastic canvas crafts, and time with family.


She is survived by daughter, Kimberly (Steven) Sims of Altoona, Iowa; grandchildren: Crystal Lenz and Steven Sims, Jr.; great-grandchildren: Rachael and Michael; brother, Donald L. (Karlene) Lenz of Roscoe, Illinois; and nieces: Jolene, Janelle, and Julia.

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