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1120 E. Main Street
Vermillion, SD 57069
Phone: 605-624-2829
Fax: 605-624-2931
Joyce Davis

Joyce Jane Davis (Stephenson)

Sunday, December 16th, 1934 - Friday, February 21st, 2020
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Joyce J. Davis, 85, of Vermillion, SD passed away with her family by her side, Friday, February 21, 2020 at Sanford Vermillion Hospital.
Joyce Jane Stephenson was born December 16, 1934 in Vermillion, SD to George and Viva (Groves) Stephenson. She grew up in the Vermillion area and graduated from Meckling High School. Joyce worked in the banking industry for over 30 years in Sioux City and Vermillion. After her retirement she worked part time for Schoellerman Trucking in Vermillion.
Joyce enjoyed time with her grandchildren, bowling, camping, family gatherings, playing cards, bingo and occasional trips to the casinos. She also enjoyed taking vacations with family and friends. There were many fun times and trips in the Bus.
Joyce married Richard (Dick) Davis in South Sioux City, NE on June 21, 1954. To this union was born three children. Jeff (Michelle) Davis and children; Heather (Bill) Christensen, Jennifer (Sam) Kirsch, Shane Davis and step-children, Sarah, David (DJ), and Nick, Maralee (Greg) Onken and children; Alan (Danielle) Onken, Jared (Special Friend Kendra Dorn), Keith (Deb) Davis and children; Taylor Davis and Tessa (Andy) Bird. Also, great-grandchildren; Drake & Aiden Christensen, Orion, Zachary & Oliver Kirsch, Makenna & Katy Onken, Bowdy, Riggin & Cashtyn Bird, and step-grandchildren; Kirsten & Nora Taggert.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Richard (Dick) Davis, parents George & Viva Stephenson, brother Larry Stephenson, sister Janice Collins, parents-in-law; Clarence & Lillian Davis; 5 brothers-in-law, and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
She is survived by her children, grandchildren & great-grandchildren, five sisters-in-law, two brothers-in-law, and many nieces & nephews and their families.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, February 25th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Tuesday, February 25th, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Hansen Funeral Home
    1120 E. Main St.
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    Prayer services will begin at 7:00pm.
  • Service

    Wednesday, February 26th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Wednesday, February 26th, 2020 10:00am
    Hansen Funeral Home
    1120 E. Main St.
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    Rev. Sandy Aakre
  • Interment

    Bluffview Cemetery
    VERMILLION, SD 57069
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Deb Christensen

Posted at 08:53pm
I met Joyce over 28 years ago when I was hired at Community First Bank. I worked in the drive up with her.
She was a wonderful and patient teacher and a lot of fun to be around. It was great when she found something funny because her laugh was wonderful. She had so many loyal customers because of the kind and friendly way she treated everyone. It was an honor to have known her.


Posted at 02:13pm
Hello family members of Joyce. She was a beautiful lady with a heart of gold. I have MANY fond memories of Joyce. Everything from card parties, camping at Swan Lake as a kid, their bowling league nights, to my family gatherings. Joyce and my Gma Virginia were two pea's in a pod. Where ever my Gma Virginia Sundleaf was you could bet Joyce was there too. I can still hear Joyce's laugh. Much love from my family.

Crista "Minor" Johnson


Angie Ladner

Posted at 05:32pm
TO THE FAMILY OF JOYCE: I am so sorry to learn that Joyce passed away. Joyce was a very nice person. I have good childhood memories of time spent with Joyce and Dick and their children Jeff, Maralee, and Keith. My mom and dad, Ella and Melvin "Ole" Gray, and us kids visited with Joyce and her family quite often. May your memories bring you some comfort. Angie (Gray) Ladner

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