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Joyce  M.  McGlocklin
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association
    161 N. Clark, ste. 3550
    Chicago, IL 60601
  • Chapel Hill United Methodist Church - Camp Fund
    157 Chapel Hill Dr.
    Battle Creek , MI 49015

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“Joyce was a dear friend and wonderful parishioner when I was pastor of Chapel Hill Church. Her devotion to the kids she supported at camp as a...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Rev. Jim Gysel - Battle Creek, MI

“I, too was one of Joyce's many campers at Lake Louise United Methodist Church Camp during the mid-80's. I always thought she was an absolute saint to...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Cheryl Sykes - Litchfield, MI

“I was one of Joyce's campers in the 1980s at Lake Louise UMC Camp. I loved her from the minute I met her and was so very blessed to have her in my...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Angela Proudfit Whitesell - MI

“Joyce was a magnificent example of a good woman and I believe, loved by all who knew her. A part of my life has dimmed with her passing. Hugs...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Sharon Gratz - CRYSTAL RIVER, FL

“We became fast friends at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church. She always looked for me to give her our weekly elevator rides to and from fellowship...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Nan McBain - Battle Creek, MI

“I'm so sorry for your loss. I'll always remember Mrs. Mac with fondness. I'm praying your comfort for your family. ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Sally Garcia (Gratz) - Warsaw, IN


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Joyce Marie McGlocklin, 92, of Battle Creek, went to be with her Lord on November 11, 2021. She was born on June 5, 1929 to Lula and Vernon Manning. She graduated from Battle Creek Central High School, class of 1948.

Joyce married Willard (Bill) McGlocklin on January 14, 1950. She loved her family. She is survived by her daughters, Rev. Jane Ellen (Chuck) Johnson, Elizabeth (Thomas) Dix and Ann (Larry) Conklin and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, John Willard and her husband, Bill.

Joyce was a former member of Trinity United Methodist Church and current member at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church. She had been a Sunday School teacher, a beloved church camp counselor, a faithful member of Miriam Circle and a devoted Christian friend to many.

Funeral services to celebrate Joyce's life will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, November 15, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at Tuesday, November 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association or the Chapel Hill United Methodist Church – Camp Fund. Personal messages for the family may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.