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Janice I. Joynt 1941-2012

December 11, 2012
Emmetsburg News

Janice I. Joynt, 71, of Clear Lake, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at the Mercy Medical Center North Iowa in Mason City.

Memorial Mass was held Monday, Dec. 10, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Clear Lake, with the Rev. John Gossman officiating. Visitation was held at Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel in Clear Lake.

The family requests memorials in memory of Janice Joynt.

Janice was born Feb. 1, 1941 in Emmetsburg, the daughter of George and Myrtle (Harvey) Harrison. She attended school in Cylinder and then Emmetsburg, graduating in 1959. She then attended Gale Institute in Minneapolis, MN. Following school she went to work in Washington, D.C. for the Dept. of United States Navy.

She later moved back to Emmetsburg and worked for Pamline Manufacturing where she met her future husband, Jerry. They were married Sept. 7, 1963 in Assumption Catholic Church, Emmetsburg.

They lived in Sioux City where they raised their family. She started a modeling agency and JIsabel Cosmetics. She later owned and operated a Day Spa, Pure Concepts, in Ellsworth, KS and Seabrook, TX. After they retired they moved to Clear Lake in 2006 to be closer to their children.

She enjoyed sewing, crafts, growing flowers, gardening, playing cards, talking on the phone and especially spending time with her grandchildren. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Clear Lake.

Janice is survived by her husband Jerry Joynt, Clear Lake; seven children: Paul Joynt, Ankeny and his significant other Valerie Doohen, Sioux City, David (Michell) Joynt, Highpoint, NC, Bob (Sara) Joynt, Klemme, Mary Ellen Scioneaux, Ames, Ann (David) Boudreaux, Sulphur, LA, Kathy Joynt, Ames, and Theresa Joynt, Garner; 11 grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy (Walter) Nase, Mankato, MN and Marilyn (Larry) Egland, Emmetsburg, and two sisters-in-law, Cathy Harrison, Albany, NY and Donna Harrison, Peterson.

She was preceded in death by her parents; six brothers, William, James, Glenn, Richard, George Jr. and Paul Harrison; and two sisters, Betty Gjerde and Lois Cody.

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