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Lincoln -- Mary Joyce Byrge, 77, of Lincoln, passed away at 7:25 a.m. on Tuesday, October 4, 2016, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Funeral services for Mrs. Byrge will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at Peasley Funeral Home in Lincoln. Mr. Ron Otto will officiate. Burial in New Union Cemetery will follow.

Visitation will be held at Peasley Funeral Home on Saturday, October 8, 2016, from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.

Mary Joyce Keith was born April 23, 1939, in Somerset, Kentucky, the daughter of Raymond and Laura Bea Randel Keith. Joyce was raised by her step-father Lucien Poynter. She married Bill G. Byrge on September 14, 1957, in Dayton, Ohio. Bill preceded Joyce in death on January 8, 2008.

Joyce is survived by their children: Rhonda (Bill) Haak of Lincoln, Lisa (Tom) Dulaney of Xenia, Ill., and Jim (Marcey) Byrge of Lincoln; nine grandchildren: Laura, Josh, Julie, Billie, Chandra, Justin, Jordan, Blake, and Brock; nine great-grandchildren; and one sister: Johnnie (Glenn) Rogers of Somerset, Ky.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; and two sons: William Scott Byrge and Don Byrge.

Joyce was retired from Ball-Incon Glass Corp. in Lincoln. She was a member of the Baptist faith.

Memorials may be to the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association or the Alzheimer's Foundation.

Final arrangements are entrusted with Peasley Funeral Home of Lincoln.
Published on October 5, 2016
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