Joyce Kathalin (Pennock) Benedict, age 89 of Gun Lake Middleville died unexpectedly on Monday October 22, 2018 at her residence.
Joyce was born October 28, 1928 in Cedar Springs, Michigan, the daughter of Raymond Edward and Lillian Mae (Stevens) Pennock.
She graduated from Maple Valley High School in Nashville.
Joyce married Stuart J. Benedict on October 29, 1949, they were married 60 years when he died on January 6, 2010.
They traveled the world together and also owned and operated Northside Grocery in Hastings and Acme Bedding in Kalamazoo.
She enjoyed reading, golf, bowling and barbershop music.
Joyce was preceded in death by her Parents, husband Stuart, son, Michael and his wife Dawn (Burnham) Benedict.
Joyce is survived by her three sons, Tim (Jean) Benedict, David (Kristine) Benedict, Todd Benedict, grandchildren, Brandie Gouley, Jamie Benedict, Kimberly Lane, Brooke, Ryan, Ashly Benedict and eight great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions would be appreciated to the American Cancer Society or St. Jude Children's Hospital.
Visitation and Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at the Girrbach Funeral Home in Hastings. Visitation from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and the Funeral Service at 12:00 noon. Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Hastings. Pastor Dan Beyer will officiate the service.