Joyce Lea Pate, was born February 23, 1935 in Cuba, MO and passed away at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 21, 2011 in her home in Monett, at the age of 76 years, nine months and 10 days.
Joyce was a long time employee of Litton Industries where she worked as a Circuit Board Supervisor.
Survivors include three sons, Dennis Pate, Riverside, CA, Vincent Pate, Monett, and Robert Pate and his wife, Nikki, Marionville, MO; a daughter, Linda Pickard Bird and her husband, David, Pierce City, MO; a sister, Lorena Kay Jacobsen, Republic; three brothers, David Clonts and his wife, Mary, Broken Arrow, OK, Gary Clonts and his wife, Joann, Oklahoma City, OK, and Dorman Deeder and his wife, Sheri; five grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, January 5, 2012 in Fraker Funeral Home, Marshfield, with Bob Lewis officiating. Burial will be in the Marshfield Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. until service time in the funeral home.