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Joyce Suter

Joyce Suter, 82, Palmyra, Mo., passed away at 8:55 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023, at Maple Lawn Nursing Home in Palmyra.

Joyce was born April 29, 1941, in Bourbon, Mo., to William (Bill) L. and Nell Linstromberg Breuer. She was married to Johnny E. Suter on Oct. 9, 1959, in LaGrange, Mo.

Joyce Suter

Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Johnny Suter; children, Joey Suter (Kara), Washington, Mo.; Jerry Suter, Hendersonville, Tenn.; Jay Suter (Paula), O’Fallon, Mo.; and sister, Joan Wiesemann, Palmyra; grandchildren, Nick Suter (fiancée Katie Baker), Jake Suter, Leah Kane (Alex), Dylan Suter, Evelyn Shaw (Morgan), Ethan Suter, Adrienne Suter, Ava Suter, Adam Suter and Ella Suter; great-grandchildren, Eli Kane and Ellie Kane; nieces, nephews and extended family.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, and brother-in-law, Lewis Wiesemann.

She lived as a model for every Christian… always looking for the good and never speaking ill of anyone.  She was a member of the Hannibal Church of Christ.  

During her career Joyce worked in accounting at Palmyra State Bank (Homebank) for many years, known as the “problem solver,” and retiring as assistant vice president.  

Although Joyce was generally a reserved person, she went out of her way to take care of those she loved.  She was a doting wife to Johnny and wonderful adoring mother to her boys, always there for them attending their games and events, baking up a tasty chocolate cake and chocolate chip cookies, or enjoying the many trips the family took together.  

As a mother of all boys, she was especially sweet to her daughters-in-law.

Joyce supported the St. Louis Cardinals and, of course, her hometown team, the Panthers.  Her enthusiasm for sports grew from her own basketball playing days for LaGrange High School where she once scored 41 points in a game!

Joyce and Johnny were very close to her sister, Joan, and her husband, Lewis (Louie); the foursome were often together shopping, taking trips to Branson, and just spending time together.  

It was the small things in life that brought her joy, spending time with family and friends, getting her hands on a Haagen Daaz ice cream bar, or working on a jigsaw puzzle until it was complete. She was a gentle person, with loving ways, and a good heart who will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7, at Greenwood Cemetery in Palmyra. David Wiesemann (nephew) will officiate.

Pallbearers will be Nick Suter, Dylan Suter, Ethan Suter, Adam Suter, David Wiesemann and Mark Wiesemann.

Memorials may be made to the Hannibal Church of Christ.

Funeral services are under the direction of Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra.

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