Joyce Alice Batschelett, resident of Fairfax, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Saturday, September 15, 2018.
Joyce was born on December 19, 1928, to Edward and Annie (Kesner) Batschelett at the family home in rural Fairfax, Okla. She was the oldest child followed by Jean, Charles, and Joan. She graduated from Fairfax High School and made her home at the family farm.
While Joyce never married, she was a mother figure to all of her nieces and nephews and in her later years to her great nieces and nephews. Everybody loved Aunt Joyce and going on long walks with her at the farm. She always had time to listen and loved to visit.
Joyce was an active member of First United Methodist Church in Fairfax where she taught Sunday School for many years. She loved her family and community, and she will be truly missed.
Joyce is survived by her brother, Charles Batschelett and wife Sandy and her sister, Joan (Batschelett) Paslay and husband Bobby all of Fairfax. Nieces and Nephews, Pam Wilson and Randy Wilson of Fairfax; Greg and Becky Batschelett of Bristow; Ken and Marcie Batschelett, and Christi and PJ Mays of Ponca City; Valorie and Mark Crumley of Dripping Springs, Texas, and Michelle Brown of Austin, Texas; Terri Irons, Jackie and George Pease, and Mark and Kim Paslay of Fairfax; Preston and Halli Paslay of Ponca City; and many great-nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Jean Wilson, and niece Sharon Early.
There will be a graveside service open to all family and friends Saturday, September 22nd at 10 a.m. at Fairfax City Cemetery.
Casket bearers are Joyce’s nephews, Greg and Ken Batschelett, Randy Wilson, and Mark and Preston Paslay.
Viewing will be Thursday afternoon and Friday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. at the Hunsaker-Wooten Funeral Home in Fairfax.
Friends may leave a memory for the family at www.hunsakerwootenfuneralhome.com
The loss of Joyce is great to all who knew her. All 4 of our children said she was their favorite Sunday School teacher.
Kelly D. Youngbartlesville, OK
We enjoyed our many visits over the years with Joyce. I fondly remember many nights playing cards and listening to Joyce, Joan and Aunt Jean visiting and the laughter they would put out, it makes my recollections of those nights so much more enjoyable. Thank you for the great memories. You were loved Joyce!
Johnny and Jean GriggYukon, OK
Joyce was an amazing lady and will be missed! Will always remember attending her Sunday school classes and talking to her at Dorothy and Roy's. Sorry for your loss!
Carter RogersFairfax, OK
Joyce was one of the nicest people I knew. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Denise AnsonFairfax, OK
sorry for your loss, Joyce was a great lady and will be missed dearly.
karen Shafferfairfax, OK
So sorry to hear this. She was an
Both my parents Elmo&Leona Tate as myself thought the world of her.
She will truly be missed.
DeeAnna TateFairfax, OK