Joyce Ann Carlson / Aug. 7, 1934-Dec. 21, 2009

Published 8:57am Wednesday, December 23, 2009

EDWARDSBURG – Joyce Ann Carlson, 75, of Edwardsburg, passed to her rest about 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21, 2009, in the emergency room of St. Joseph Medical Center, Mishawaka, Ind., from an apparent heart attack at her home the same day.

Joyce was born Aug. 7, 1934, in Benton Harbor, the daughter of the late Chester and Allie M. (Smith) Phillips.

She graduated from Dowagiac high school and on Feb. 8, 1956, married Richard A. Carlson in Berrien Center.

She was a member of Edwardsburg Presbyterian Church, where she served as elder and deacon.

She was also treasurer of the Women’s Association.

She is survived by: her husband, Richard; three children, Richard Jr. (Esther) Carlson, who is serving in the Army in Korea, Catherine (Al) Radunzel of Hudsonville, Mich., and Steven (Diana) Carlson of Chesterton, Ind.; eight loving grandchildren, Kristen Radunzel of Hudsonville, Andrew Nathan, Eric and Hunter Carlson of Chesterton, Zachary Carlson, who is in the Navy in Bahrain, and Kelsey and Zane Carlson of Boise, Idaho.
She is preceded in death by a brother, Eugene Phillips, who preceded her in death in 2000.

Friends visit with the family today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Edwardsburg Presbyterian Church, 68961 Lake St., Edwardsburg.

The service will be Thursday, Dec. 24 at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Scott Scheel officiating.
Burial will follow in Edwardsburg Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be directed to Edwardsburg Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 4, Edwardsburg, MI 49112-0024.

For more information call Mayhew Funeral Home at (269) 663-5345.

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