Joyce June Booker, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014, at Signature HealthCare of Bluffton, Ind.
Originally from Ft. Wayne, Ind., Mrs. Booker lived most of her life in Ossian, Ind. She was born in Ft. Wayne on June 23, 1937, to Ray Michael and June Eyer.
She graduated from Northside High School and attended Ft. Wayne Art School.
She married Richard G. Cayot June 6, 1958, and had six children with him, including Kathy Gehrett and Michael (Anne) Cayot, both of Bluffton, Ind., Linda (Gary) Stoffel and Yvonne (Jeffrey) Brown, both of Huntington, Ind., and Steve (Kim) Cayot and Clark (Lisa) Cayot, both of Bellefontaine.
Also surviving are 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She married Ronald E. Booker in June 1980 and he preceded her in death in 2012. She also was preceded in death by a sister, Jean Brown, and a grandchild.
She worked for many years at Kitco Inc. in Bluffton, until she retired.
She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Ossian, where she served as deacon.
Joyce enjoyed her pursuit of art all her life and displayed her art in shows in Bluffton.
The Rev. Jay Cline officiates a funeral at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 23, at First Presbyterian Church, Ossian, Ind., with visitation one hour prior at the church and from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Tuesday, July 22, at the Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home in Ossian.
Burial is at the Oak Lawn Cemetery in Ossian.