Joyce Evelyn Sudbeck

January 25, 1936January 14, 2021

Joyce Evelyn ( née:Perkins) Sudbeck,84, passed away on January 14, 2021 surrounded by her family after a two year battle of cancer. Born in St. Louis, Missouri to Harry and Elta(Denney) Perkins in 1936. Joyce was the beloved wife of 67 years to Harold ”Buzz” Sudbeck. Loving mother to Steven (Theresa) Sudbeck and Christie Williamson. Loving grandmother to Emily Koenegstein, Rachel (Danny) Breier, Tim (Marcie) Williamson, Martha (Brennon) Sudbeck-Shoemaker, Angie (Dustin) Firestine, David Sudbeck and Ellen Sudbeck. She is survived by her nine great-grandchildren. She is proceeded in death by her parents, Harry and Elta Perkins, her brother, Robert Perkins, and two best friends, Barbara Moore and Theola Littrell.

Joyce retired from General American as a Administrative Assistant.She was a devoted member in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church choir. She enjoyed singing, spending time with her family, writing short stories about events in her life, but most of all a caring wife to her husband.

Visitation for Joyce will be at Immaculate Conception Church in Arnold, MO on January 20, 2021 from 10:30am-11:30am. A mass will follow the visitation at 11:30am. Due to covid restrictions, a small, private burial will follow mass.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Siteman Cancer Center in South County.


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 20, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Wednesday, January 20, 2021


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Deb Dismang

January 27, 2021

I just read about Joyce’s passing, I am so sorry. I met Buzz and Joyce when they lived in the retirement facility where I was previously employed. Joyce made such an impact on everyone around her. I was blessed to get to know Buzz and Joyce and enjoyed every one of our interactions, staying in touch by letters and phone after they moved. Buzz, I am sorry for your loss. Thank you for the memories.

Janine Chapman

January 20, 2021

Aunt Joyce I will miss you and all your great advice. Take care of my Dad and Grandma. I will see you one day in Heaven.
Love always,
Your God daughter Janine Chapman and family

Kelly St John, RN

January 18, 2021

Such a wise and wonderful woman. I felt true pleasure in my interactions and care for her. Always had a great story or something meaningful to say. May she rest in eternal peace and her family find comfort in all the fond memories.

Harold Beckham

January 18, 2021

Harold, I am so sorry to learn about the lost of your wife. I am sending special prayers for you and your Family.

May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.