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Chillicothe News - Chillicothe, MO
  • Kidder, Mo. resident Joyce June Shirk, 84, died Thursday, March 14, 2013

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  • Joyce June Shirk, 84, Kidder, Mo., died Thursday, March 14, 2013, at Morningside Center, Chillicothe, Mo.
    Joyce was born on December 13, 1928, to Austin Wallace and Dorothy (McMichael) Weigart.
    Joyce married Samuel W. Shirk on Oct. 25, 1981, in Coloma, Mo. He survives of the home.
    Additional survivors are three sons, David Cope and friend, Sylvia, Chillicothe, Mo., Allen (Darla) Cope, Cowgill, Mo., and John Cope, Chillicothe; three daughters, Sue (Richard) Dodson, Bogard, Mo., Wanda (Clayton) Moorshead, Kidder, Mo., Debbie (Dicky) McKerlie, Dawn, Mo.; former husband, Roy L. Cope, Mooresville, Mo.; three step-children, Tom (Teresa) Shirk, Kidder, Mo., Roxanne Shirk and Kelly (Dee) Crowley, Cameron; three sisters, Shirley Heaston, Excelsior Springs, Mo., Beverly (Robert) Creekmore, St. Joseph, Mo. and Madonna (Shanna) Taylor, Stewartsville, Mo.; 13 grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
    She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Buddy L. Cope; infant daughter, Joyce Eileen Cope; two brothers, Donald Weigart and Donald New; sister, Sharon Buck; two granddaughters, Tammy Sue Ann Cope and Autumn Renae McKerlie; and step-grandson, Jerry Fields.
    Services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at Poland-Thompson Chapel, Cameron, Mo. Visitation is between 6 and 8 p.m., Monday evening (March 18), at the funeral home. Burial will be at Cameron Memory Gardens, Cameron, Mo.
    Memorial donations may be made to American Diabetes Association.
    Online condolences may be left at www.polandthompson.com.

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