E. Joyce (Metz) Springman, 94


E. Joyce (Metz) Springman, 94, of Greensburg passed away on March 22, 2024. She was born on April 2, 1929 in Decatur County, the daughter of Webster and Dorothy (DeWitt) Wood.  Joyce was a graduate of Mays High School.  Joyce married Hugh E. Loudenback, he passed in 1964. She married Philip D. Metz, he passed in 1986. She married Dayton E. Springman and he passed in 2001. Joyce was a homemaker, worked at the Greensburg School Corporation and also for her son.

Joyce loved going to Maddux Auction on Thursdays and she loved dancing at Raleigh Community Center in her later years. She enjoyed feeding and watching birds in her backyard and had a green thumb with growing beautiful flowers.

Survivors include her Children, Deborah (Frank) Smith, Jacquilyn Andrews, William (Joan) Metz and Bart (Roxanna) Metz; Grandchildren, Betsy Lee, Amanda Meyer, Robyn Enneking, Toby Loudenback, P.J. Metz, Clair Seefeldt, Garrett Metz, Dustin Metz and Breanna Metz; Ten Great-Grandchildren and several Nieces and Nephews.

Joyce was preceded in death by her Parents; Spouses; Son, Hugh Loudenback; Grandson, Bryan Loudenback; and Siblings, Bob Wood and Don Wood.

A visitation for family and friends will be held at Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 27, 2024 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, with a special memorial celebration from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, when all are invited to come share memories and tell stories. It was Joyce’s wishes for family and friends to celebrate her life with storytelling and memory sharing.

A private burial will be held at the Kingston Cemetery. Memorial Contributions can be made to the Decatur County Animal Shelter or to Our Hospice of Decatur County. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com

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