Joyce Roberts Joedeman - November 17, 2013

Joyce Roberts Joedeman, age 82, of Aurora, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at Bryan/LGH East Medical Center in Lincoln from complications following heart surgery.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Nov. 21 at the United Methodist Church in Aurora. Rev. Michael Patzloff and Rev. Brian Pielstick will officiate. Interment will be in the Aurora Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at
Joyce J. Roberts Joedeman was born to James and Samantha (Chapman) Hosier at Edison on Jan. 9, 1931.
Joyce attended school at Edison, graduating 1948. She married Dean Roberts after graduation.
Joyce was a traditional stay at home Mom, raising five children: Mike, Larry, Jane, Judy and Pat. She did day care at home, and went to work at J.M. McDonald’s after Pat was in school. She worked at Bethesda Care Center for a number of years.
The Roberts family lived in Edison, Loomis, Bertrand, Orleans, Brady, Nebraska and Beloit, Kan. Dean was involved in the trucking industry, moving with the jobs. In 1963, the family returned to Nebraska, to Aurora, where Joyce called home until her death.
Joyce and Dean were married 42 years. After Dean’s death in 1990, Joyce met and married Henry Joedeman on Aug. 21, 1993. Joyce and Henry shared 20 years of marriage.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Judy; her first husband, Dean Roberts; two sisters, Carol Ann Quinn and Pat Johnson; brothers-in-law, Merle Roberts, Leroy Johnson and Roger Sparks; daughter-in-law, Karen Roberts; sister-in-law and husband, Bertha & Stanley Shrauger; son-in-law, Vern Webb; granddaughter, Lindsey Roberts; and step-granddaughter, Rebekah Ruth Joedeman
Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Henry Joedeman of Aurora; three sons, Lee Michael “Mike” and Renee Roberts of Lincoln, Larry (Lois) Roberts of Aurora and Patrick (Helen) Roberts of Searcy, Arkansas; daughter, Jane Webb of Lincoln; brother, Steve (Irene) Hosier of Oxford; sister, Ronna Sparks of Franktown, Colorado; sisters-in-law, Edith Roberts, Wanda (Bill) Shackleton of Grand Island and Erma (Bob) Hardenbrock; 10 grandchildren, Marci (Todd) Ochsner, Dennis (Candace) Roberts, David (Rachael) Roberts, Misty (Chad) Koper, Casey (Ally) Webb, Nick Roberts, Dena (Ben) Gilley, Jesse Roberts, Raeanna Roberts, and Jarod Roberts and seven great-grandchildren. Joyce is also survived by three stepchildren, Diane (Bill) Ward, Mark (Deanna) Joedeman and Mike (Liz) Joedeman; step-grandchildren, Bill Jr. (Dawn) Ward, Crystal (Paul) Fredrickson, Candy (Jim) Schrack, Hannah Joedeman, Joshua Joedeman, Jesse Joedeman, Isaac Joedeman, Nathan (Katie) Joedeman and Sarah (Matt) Buhlmann and nine step-great grandchildren.

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