Joyce R. McEntire

November 18, 1942 - October 31, 2021

Joyce R. McEntire, age 78, of Aurora, MO, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, October 31, 2021 while at Lacoba Nursing Home.

Joyce was born on November 18, 1942 in Sacramento, CA, daughter of the late Robert and Iva (Bristol) Shock. She graduated from Lincoln High School in Lincoln, CA, and then furthered her education at American River College in Carmichael, CA where she studied Psychology and Mathematics. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, gardening and her dog, Rosie. Joyce especially loved spending time with her family.

On March 26, 1966 in Carson City, NV, Joyce was united in marriage to Bennie Earl McEntire. They were blessed with many wonderful memories made together until his passing on April 22, 2014. Joyce was also preceded in death by one son, Jon; one brother, David “Mike” Maichrowicz; and one sister, Gloria Langley.

Survivors include three sons, Jay Heisler and wife Brenda, of Birmingham, AL, Jaimi McEntire and wife Mariati, of Monett and Ben McEntire and wife Jo, of Harrison, AR; twelve grandchildren, Felicia McEntire, Chloe McEntire, Amelia McEntire, Arabella McEntire, Aveline McEntire, Kathy Campbell, Christina Campbell, Matthew McEntire, Michael Heisler, Jeremy Heisler, Shelby Heisler and Sarah Heisler; one brother, Aid Maichrowicz of CA; as well as a very dear close friend, Brenda Seifert, of Alberta, Canada.

No formal services are planned at this time. Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of Buchanan Funeral Home, Monett, MO.