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Joyce LeAnn Braudaway, 54, of Carl Junction, Mo., passed away March 13, 2017.
Born April 26, 1962, in Lamar, Mo., to Marion and Leila (Clark) Giger, Joyce graduated from Lamar High School in 1980 where she was active in 4-H, band, and basketball. A life-long learner, Joyce earned a bachelor's degree in 1997 from Missouri Southern where she worked as a student account manager. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Lamar and currently attended Christ's Church of Oronogo.
On April 30, 1994, Joyce married Dean Braudaway who survives.
Also surviving are her parents, Marion & Leila Giger, Lamar; four sons, Austin Phipps, Portland, Ore., Casey (Jo) Phipps, Tahlequah, Okla., Brent (Amy) Phipps, Washington D.C., and Justin Braudaway, Carl Junction; a granddaughter, Trinity Phipps, Carl Junction; and a brother, Richard Giger, Lamar.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 18th, at Daniel Funeral Home in Lamar where the family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until service time Saturday. Burial will be in Sheldon Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Missouri Southern Scholarship Fund or Irwin Community Church, in care of the funeral home.
Published on March 16, 2017
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