Joyce Darlene Reynolds, 94, passed away at Accura HealthCare of Ames on January 21, 2024. Born on May 4, 1929, in Chicago, she was raised in Cedar Rapids in a loving home by her mother Genevive and beloved stepfather, John Trimble, alongside siblings Jim, Gordon and Sharon. In 1960 Joyce, husband Bernie Tanner and son Ken settled in Ames. At only 5' tall, the little Bohemian was a force to be reckoned with. Working with people was her joy, having been employed over the years at the ISU Book Store, McFarland Clinic, Mary Greeley Hospital and Hy-Vee Grocery.
Joyce is survived by her son, Ken (Harriette), grandsons, Slade (Stephanie), Casey Tanner, great-grandsons , (Boone, Luke), sister, Sharon (Marv) Herman as well as her dear friends Lilian (Don) Johnson. A special thanks to all Joyce's caregivers along the way, but special thanks to Lilian and Don Johnson who became family and support to her through her later years. Joyce's wishes were not to have a memorial service but to have her ashes given to her son to determine ideal placement at a later date.
Online condolences may be directed to www.grandonfuneralandcremationcare.com
My mom worked with Joyce at the Student Supply Store in Ames. I am 70 and have know Joyce since I was 16. She was a wonderful lady. I am so sorry. Cheri Larson Hausner North Liberty Iowa
I also worked with Joyce at the hospital, and she was one of the first ones to greet me on my first day of work, She made me feel welcomed and she was a sweet force to be reckoned with. I loved her for that. RIP JOYCE. I will miss you! Lori Stephens
I worked with Joyce at the hospital and she was a spunky little power house. RIP .B. Bowers
Throughout our lives we meet new people and make new friends. Joyce is such a friend. Someone told me about Joyce needing someone to do her shopping and so our friendship began 4 1/2 years ago. I am so glad to have had Joyce in my life. Lilian Johnson
Tuck & Harriette, heartfelt sympathies. We're never ready to lose our mons & dads. Keep your memories in your hearts. God bless.♥️ Maggie&Steve
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