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“Often chit chat'd with Joyce at Ferrari's on Main St. when coming in for my hair appointments or when we would run into each other at the grocery...Read More »
1 of 22 | Posted by: Jeanne Chase - Battle Creek, MI

“Louis I will long remember waiting as my wife got her nails done and our many conversations. Our sincerest condolences to you and your family.Harry...Read More »
2 of 22 | Posted by: Harry Allen - Augusta, MI

“So sorry to hear the passing of my cousin Joyce I will miss not seeing you at car shows with your VW RIP ”
3 of 22 | Posted by: Jackie Green

“So sad to hear of Joyce's passing. Rest in Peace dear lady, you will be missed. ”
4 of 22 | Posted by: Marlyn Castner - Portage, MI

“Sweet lady, we have enjoyed you being in our lives the last 30+ years! You've been a wonderful friend and our world was better with you in it. You...Read More »
5 of 22 | Posted by: Craig, Konnie, Cara, and Courtney Clingan - MI

“A great lady- she did my mother's hair for over 30 years. She will be missed RIP ”
6 of 22 | Posted by: Liz Way - Battle Creek, MI

“What a wonderful woman- she was no-nonsense and told it like it was... not too many out there like that anymore. She will truly be missed ”
7 of 22 | Posted by: Tracy Bohannon ( Wesner ) - MI

“God speed Joyce. You were a great mother in law and a great friend. I will miss you forever. ...Read More »
8 of 22 | Posted by: Roger Saylor - The villages, FL

“Suzie, so sorry for your loss. ”
9 of 22 | Posted by: Vicki Kipp-Alkema - The Villages, FL

“Sending my sincere condolences to the family. May the God of comfort give you strength and peace during this very difficult time. Psalm 29:11 ”
10 of 22 | Posted by: A friend

“I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Joyce. Loved talking with her at my work and visiting with her at car shows. She will be missed. ”
11 of 22 | Posted by: Debbie Haineault - Battle Creek, MI

“It's been an absolute pleasure working for Joyce for almost two years. She was always full of conversation and I loved her sarcasm!! Rest and breathe...Read More »
12 of 22 | Posted by: Stephanie, Teddy, Allie Thacker - MI

“Admire how close my friend Peggy is to her mother. Her Mother is greatly loved. Love the smile in the picture. Be at Peace my friend Peggy, as your...Read More »
13 of 22 | Posted by: Annette Kukla - East Leroy, MI

“May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always. ”
14 of 22 | Posted by: American Heart Association

“Thank you for the memories Aunt Joyce. R.I.P. Love Doretta ”
15 of 22 | Posted by: Doretta Shaw - Delton, MI

“I never had a friend like Joyce. She was special and cared for each and every one of her hairdressers and clients. Her personality made any room...Read More »
16 of 22 | Posted by: Gennie Schmudde - Kingsland, GA

“So sorry to hear of Joyce's passing. My thoughts & prayers are with your family. ”
17 of 22 | Posted by: Heather Jude - Battle Creek, MI

“Lou and fsmily, I was so sorry to hear of Joyce's passing, oh the fun times we had as a Ferrari's Family!I came to know Joyce even better after she...Read More »
18 of 22 | Posted by: Carol Vernis - North Port, FL

“RIP Joyce you will be missed. Loved our talks and how you lit up when you talked about your grand kids. ”
19 of 22 | Posted by: Debra Mockridge - Battle Creek, MI

“I am very saddened at Joyce's passing. In our younger years we shared two precious daughters that we loved very much. It was heartbreaking to see...Read More »
20 of 22 | Posted by: Donald Ludlow - Battle Creek, MI

“I'm loving memory of my friend Joyce. What a special loving person she was. Quite often we would laugh about our wife -in-law. status as I am...Read More »
21 of 22 | Posted by: Norma green- Ludlow - MI - Friend

“Joyce and i have been friends for 36 years. I meet her when i was 25 years old we worked bingo together at th american legion. Joyce stood up with me...Read More »
22 of 22 | Posted by: Grethel Inman - Delton, MI

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Joyce E. Ramsdell, 79, of Battle Creek, died April 11, 2018. Joyce was born October 5, 1938 in Battle Creek to Oliver and Virginia (Williams) Strole. Joyce was an accomplished, well-known business woman in Battle Creek and owned Ferrari's Hair Salon in partnership with Joe and Carol Ferrari for over 50 years.

Joyce is survived by her husband of 48 years, Louis; three daughters, Susan (Roger) Saylor, Peggy (John) Gossner and Cari (Brian) Bevins; five grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild and three sisters, Judy, Marsha and Jo. Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, and infant son, Gregory Ludlow and a grandson, Vincent Elizondo.

Joyce loved watching game shows and cooking shows and vacationing to Florida twice per year. When she was younger, she was an avid bowler and enjoyed playing bingo with her mother. She loved to shop, especially at Macy's, and even had a Macy's bedroom at home where her family could visit.

Funeral services to celebrate Joyce's life will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, April 16, 2018 at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, officiated by Rev. Thomas J. Ott. Interment will follow at Fort Custer National Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, April 15, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Lung Association. Personal messages for the family may be placed at