Joyce Ernst

Tuesday, December 3, 2002

SIKESTON, Mo. -- Joyce Joan Ernst, 81, of Sikeston died Monday, Dec. 2, 2002, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston.

She was born June 26, 1921, in St. Louis, son of Felix A. and Zita M. Farrar Schindler. She and Elmer Louis Ernst were married July 27, 1946, in Perryville, Mo. He died June 27, 1984.

Ernst was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Daughters of Isabella and Legion of Mary.

Survivors include two daughters, Sue Speakman of Sikeston, Deborah McCann of Cape Girardeau; a sister, Jerry Ann Dixon of Cape Girardeau; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother.

Friends may call at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. The rosary will be recited at 7:30.

Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Francis Xavier Church, with the Rev. Stephen Schneider officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.