Joyce Ann Day, 86, of Marshall, passed away at her home on Thursday, April 6, 2023, surrounded by her loving family.
Joyce was born in Marshall on October 31, 1936, to the late Avis (Grantham) Lapham. She worked at Schuler’s Restaurant for 15 years. She then went on to work at Eaton Corporation, where she worked in the HR department. She retired from Eaton after thirty years of service. She was an avid animal lover, and her passion was horses. When she was younger, she participated in barrel racing events. When her children were young, she was involved with 4H and FFA (Future Farmers of America).
She was married to Harry Joseph Day Jr. on August 14, 1953, in LaGrange, IN. Harry preceded her in death on September 17, 2019. She is survived by their children, Larry Day of Battle Creek, Robert (Peggy) Day of Hastings, and Karen (Jerry) Crampton of Marshall; three grandchildren, Jennifer (Joe) Hirst, Joe (Corrin) Day, Calvin Day; four great-grandchildren, Emmalie Hirst, Kaitlyn Hirst, Kenna Day, Baby Boy Day who is expected soon; and her sister, Barbara Hayes.
She was preceded in death by her brother and three sisters, Robert Lapham, Betty Rodgers, Donna Morrill, and Shirley Williams; and her father, Dale Lapham
A private graveside service will be held at Oakridge Cemetery in Marshall, where she will be laid to rest with her late husband Harry Joseph Day Jr. Memorials are suggested to the Rising Stars Youth Horse Club, 11263 8 Mile Rd, Battle Creek, MI 49014 or Humane Society of South-Central Michigan, 2500 Watkins Rd, Battle Creek, MI 49015, https://hsscm.org/ . Arrangements were entrusted to Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services, 723 US Hwy 27 N, Marshall, MI 49068. Please visit https://www.kempffuneralhome.com to view the online obituary, sign the guest book, and leave condolences to the family. For assistance with memorials, please visit the funeral home.