Joyce grew up in Augusta and is a graduate
of Augusta High School. She attended Butler County Community College. She retired from Kansas Gas Service in 2000.
She has been active in the community in several
civic clubs and is an active member of First Baptist Church in Augusta where she served as a Sunday School teacher, deaconess
and church clerk. She is a member of the Soroptimist Club where she serves as club secretary.
She and husband, Jess, have three children and five grandchildren.