Joyce Doerr, 81, of Excelsior Springs, Missouri, passed away January 13, 2023, at home from progression of CREST syndrome.
Mrs. Doerr was born October 12, 1941, in Kansas City, Missouri. Joyce was a homemaker. In her younger years, she enjoyed riding her motorcycle (trike). She loved the lake life, spending most of each year there. Her hobbies included taking care of her many pets, especially her Yorkshire terriers.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Ethel Opal Hightower; her father, Hansel Lee O’Dell; and her nephew, Mark Stephen Cornwell.
She is survived by her loving husband, Joseph Doerr; her daughter, Kimala Joe Brown and her husband, Jeff; her two grandchildren, Jessie Erin Brown and Kolton Joseph Edward Brown; and her sister, Janice Lee Cornwall and her husband, Jim.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, January 20, 2023, at Bross & Spidle Funeral Home in Excelsior Springs, Missouri. The visitation will be held prior to the service at 1 p.m. Burial will follow the service at Hillcrest Cemetery in Excelsior Springs.
In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer memorial contributions be donated to a local, no-kill animal shelter in her name, or donated to a charity of your choosing.
Our Sincere Condolences
So sorry for your Loss. My thoughts and Prayers are with the Family.
So sorry to hear this. Prayers for all of you.
Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you for your loss. We loved her dearly ! She will be sadly missed but we will carry the wonderful memories in our hearts forever.
Sincerely Sandy and Walker
To Joe, Kimala and family,
My deepest and sincerest condolences and prayers in the loss of Joyce. My wonderful childhood memories are living just across the street in Wood Heights. Joyce was such a sweet, little, spunky lady that I absolutely admired. Wonderful memories of going camping at lake Stockton with many of the neighbors and skiing in the family Doerr ski boat in which I learned to double and slalom ski on Joyce’s ski. She always had a smile on her face and loved to hear her just talk about anything that may come to her mind. I always thought she was beautiful inside and out. Heaven gained a perky little angel!