Services: 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services. Visitation: 4-7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 8, at the funeral home. Burial: Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery. Online condolences: www.lewisfuneralhomes.com.
MUSCATINE, Iowa — Joyce Schwartz, 71, of Muscatine, died Sunday, January 5, 2014 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established at the funeral home.
Joyce Eileen Pace was born on March 24, 1942, in Muscatine, the daughter of Raymond L. and Alice E. (Boorn) Pace. On Feb. 8, 1964, Joyce was united in marriage to Emil Henry Schwartz, Jr. in Aledo, Ill. Joyce worked at Maid-Rite until her daughter Diane’s birth. Then she was a homemaker. She enjoyed camping, sewing, going to listen to music at The Barn in New Boston.
She will be deeply missed by her children, Diane (Joe) Rivera of Muscatine and Scott Schwartz of Snellsville, Ga.; three grandchildren, Brandon, Veronica and Cheyenne Rivera; great- granddaughter, Katie; her mother, Alice Pace; sisters, Lois Kemper and Linda (Bob) Edwards all of Muscatine; a brother, Rick Pace of Iowa Falls; her “adopted” daughter, Johannah Reyes of Muscatine; her buddy “Blackie”; and several nieces and nephews.
Joyce was preceded in death by her father; husband, Emil in 2012; and daughter, Deanna Lynn Schwartz.