Joyce A Sizemore

November 3, 1939May 14, 2018

Joyce A. Sizemore, 78, of Connersville, died Monday evening, May 14, 2018, at Reid Health in Richmond.

Joyce was born November 3, 1939, in Paris, Bourbon County, Kentucky, to Rufus Bruce and Orpha Mae Patton Frederick. She attended Connersville area schools and was married to Irvin Sizemore on May 28, 1955. Joyce was an avid reader of all subjects and had a vivid memory. She was a member of Columbia United Methodist Church and had been employed at National Metal Products. Joyce took pleasure in making many beautiful quilts for her family. In her leisure time, she enjoyed spending time with Irvin, fishing and listening to bluegrass music,

Joyce is survived by her husband of almost 63 years; her children and their spouses: Janet James and Willard of Connersville, Joanne Benette of North Carolina, James Sizemore and Mary of Connersville; her grandchildren: Angela Jones, Jason Jones and his friend, Mary; Rebecca Jones and her fiancé, Cameron Leonard, all of Connersville; Amanda Rempe and Justin of Logansport, Georgia; Travis Gillespie and Kate of Georgia, James Sizemore, Jr. and Tami; Tiffany Burgdoerfer and Chris, all of Connersville; nine great-grandchildren, her brother: Douglas R. Messer of Dayton. Ohio; nieces and nephews.

Joyce is preceded in death by her father, her mother: Mae Messer and her brother: Mark E. Messer.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Myers Chapel, Connersville. Interment will follow in Union Cemetery, Garden of Memories near Lyonsville. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 12 noon until the time of service where memorial contributions may be made to the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 7725 N. College Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46240.


  • Visitation Friday, May 18, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 18, 2018
  • Interment Friday, May 18, 2018

Joyce A Sizemore

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Teresa Baker

May 16, 2018

I am sorry to hear of your loss of your mother, James. May God carry you during this time of grieving and give you peace. Teresa


May 16, 2018

My thoughts are with the family and friends of Joyce. The loss of someone loved presents a great hardship for those that cared for her, but I give much sympathy and hope that can be found in one of my favorite scriptures at Revelation 21:4. Please know that many thoughts are with you during this time.