OBITUARY

Joyce Ancelia Austin-Glenn

April 8, 1952October 6, 2021

Joyce Ancelia Austin-Glenn, age 69, of Holland, Michigan passed away on Wednesday, October 6, 2021. Joyce was born April 8, 1952.

Joyce Ancelia Austin-Glenn passed away on October 6, 2021 at the age of 69, after suffering from Lewy Body Dementia and most recently COVID-19.

Joyce was the firstborn child of Edgar Ancil Glenn and Bettie Marie Glenn (nee Austin), born April 8, 1952. She lived in the Kalamazoo/Portage/Vicksburg/Scotts/Mendon area of Michigan her whole life. Joyce loved spending time with her family and enjoyed crocheting scarves and lap blankets, which she donated by the hundreds to local nonprofits and nursing homes, such as Generous Hands, Inc in Vicksburg, Michigan, Community Action House and Medilodge in Holland, Michigan. She was very artistic and in her later years enjoyed painting ceramics, which she would then gift to her friends and family. Her love of nature and animals was present her whole life. She enjoyed feeding the birds and squirrels and watching their antics in the backyard. She had a great affection for her pets, and hated seeing animals being mistreated in any way.

Her favorite dogs were Chloe, a Rottweiler with a heart of gold and Siobhan, a husky mix, who survives her. She often took in neglected or abandoned animals and cared for them.

She was a Mystery Science Theatre 3000 fan and passed that on to her children. She really enjoyed the music of the Beatles, Beach Boys, Simon and Garfunkel, and R.E.M., to name a few. She also enjoyed nature shows and watching true crime shows. She had a great interest in the field of psychology and the way that the brain works. Baking was a favorite past-time, and everyone looked forward to partaking of her wonderful cookies, breads, and other desserts.

She was preceded in death by her parents Edgar Ancil Glenn and Bettie Marie Glenn, her brother, Glen Glenn, her first husband John Michael Bailey (Mick), a son Matthew, a grandson Nathan Efren Robles, and her beloved dog, Chloe.

Joyce is survived by her daughters – Gwendolyn Marie (Tomas) Robles, Jennifer (Keefe) Radtke, Sherri Radtke, Cassie (Wade Bolhuis) Meisterheim, and Tori Meisterheim. She is also survived by her grandchildren Emma Robles, Elijah Robles, Blain Radtke, Adrienne Radtke, Madison Radtke (Harold Brown, Jr), Ryen Isabelle Radtke, and Sean and Connor Radtke. Her greatgrandchildren include Sonya Radtke, Amora and Emerson Chamblee. She is also survived by and greatly missed by her beloved sister Sandra (Todd) Skinner, her sister-in -law Janice Glenn, and nieces and nephews T.J. Skinner, Chelsea (Patrick) Sebastian, Aaron Skinner, Kristin (Joey) Hall, and Karrie Leigh Glenn, as well as aunts, uncles, cousins and many other extended family members.

The family would like to thank the amazing staff at Senior Resources, Lakeshore Senior Care, Hospice of Holland and SKLD Zeeland for their amazing care of Joyce over the last year.

Donations in honor of Joyce can be made to Generous Hands of Vicksburg, Community Action House of Holland, Hospice of Holland or Harbor Humane Society.

A celebration of Joyce’s life will take place at a later date, per her request. Thank you to all who hold a special memory or experience with Joyce – please feel free to share it on the website. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.lakeshorememorial.com for the Austin-Glenn family. Obituary for Joyce Ancelia Austin-Glenn.

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Pastor Cliff & Bev Radtke

October 7, 2021

You all have our prayers and condolences

Gloria Gary-Smith

October 7, 2021

Joyce was a special Girl she was postive -- knew her years ago ==And fun to be with .Sending-- Hug & prayers for All the Families --
Take care.
Love Gloria

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