Karen “Joyce” Conyers, beloved sister, aunt, friend, and teacher to thousands of students in Kansas and Santa Ana, Calif., has passed away. She was born Sept. 17, 1937, in Marion, Kan. She died April 22, 2014, after a short illness.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Winifred Conyers; and a sister, Marilyn.
She will be missed by her brother, Keith (Mary Ann) Conyers; a sister, Kristine (Walter) Andrew; a nephew, Jeffrey (Lissa) Conyers; nieces Lisa Andrew and Michelle (Eric) Pope; and six great nieces and nephews. Joyce will also be missed by her many friends, retired colleagues, and fellow quilters.
Joyce graduated from Emporia State University and taught at Willard Junior High School in the Santa Ana School District for 35 years. She loved to garden, travel, entertain, quilt, and attend Broadway musicals.
A celebration of Joyce’s life will be at her home from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 3, 2014. An interment ceremony will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 5, 2014, at Claney Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please donate in Joyce’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 1940 E. Deere Ave., Suite 100, Santa Ana, CA 92705.