Marilyn Joyce Flessner
- November 9, 1927 - April 13, 2012
- Woodland, Michigan
of Marilyn's Passing
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Memories & Candles
My deepest sympathy to all of the family. I last saw Joyce a few years ago when my mom, Ruth Kay (Painesville Ohio), and I were traveling through Michigan. I was amazed at her spirit and positive outlook even as she maneuvered her chair around the house. She joked about visiting Leroy and the fun of scooters and wheelchairs.
When we were children I remember all the Flessner gatherings at the farms and loving her laughter; it was refreshing to hear that laughter again when visiting.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all
Peace Corps Volunteer, Sumgayit, Azerbaijan
Posted by: Susan E. Kay (Suzi) Apr 19, 2012
A friend wrote to me this week, after news of Mom’s passing, that she must have been a Proverbs 31 woman, because her daughter, Susan, is. What a complement from someone who does not know Joyce, but who sees the result of her life in her children. That, it seems, is the ultimate testimony. I praise God for Joyce’s life and that of Leroy, whom I think of at this time, too. They were lifelong companions, and together they reared
Posted by: Tim Piper - Gaborone Apr 18, 2012
Grandma was such a wonderful example to me! She was full of life and spirit. Her courage in the last few years I will never forget. I am so proud to have known her and to be one of her many descendants. I look forward to the day I will meet her again.
Posted by: Elizabeth Parker - Flint, MI Apr 18, 2012
Our deepest sympathies go out to the family. We had the honor of having Mrs. Flessner attend several of our Thankgiving Day feasts. Regardless of her health issues she was always upbeat, filled with humor and positive. Our last Thanksgiving was special as we were joined by Kat and Alex's. It was a joyful day for Grandmother as was surrounded by so many of her "creations." Kat set up a video conference with her Mom and Mrs. Flessner. So Mrs.
Posted by: Ed and Tana Parker - Flint, MI Apr 18, 2012
We are in Florida and so sorry we can't come to your mothers funeral.She was a dear friend and we have lots of memories of her and the Farm Bureau meetings together.All our love and prayers. Ron & Marge Erickson
Posted by: Ron & Marge Erickson - Estero, FL Apr 17, 2012
I still have all the wonderful memories of you grandma, both in my childhood and as a young adult. You're fiery spirit and wonderful charisma are an everlasting inspiration for me. I will always remember the way you impacted and continue to impact my life. Forever God Bless, -Paulie
Posted by: Paul R. Parker - Dexter, MI Apr 16, 2012
We rejoice that Joyce is whole and fully healed! We will continue to hold up each of you in prayer as you say your good-byes to this wonderful woman. She was a source of inspiration and encouragement and her presence here will be missed.
Posted by: Ed and Terri Isaacs - Ellenboro, NC Apr 15, 2012
Congratulations, Joyce! You fought the good fight and now you have your reward. I'll see you later. You were a good girl and I love you. Rest in peace. Betty Piper (co-conspiritor of fancy grandmother dresses)
Posted by: Betty Jane Piper - Shelby, NC Apr 15, 2012