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Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home

312 West Union Street, Liberty, IN

OBITUARY

Joyce Irene Napier

July 6, 1931March 6, 2020

Joyce Irene (Liming) Napier, 88, passed away early Friday morning, at her residence, with her family by her side.

A Union County native, Joyce was born July 6, 1931 to Ray and Inez L. Sheets Liming, and was a 1949 graduate of College Corner High School. She married Robert (Bob) Napier on October 21, 1950 in Kitchel, Indiana (Liberty), and he survives. Aside from accompanying Bob for nearly three years in Shreveport, Louisiana as a military spouse, Union County was her lifelong home.

She attended Four Mile Church of the Brethren, and was a member of Eastern Star of Liberty, and former member of Cottage Keepers Home Economics Club.

Joyce enjoyed reading her Bible, listening to music, and playing her piano. She will be fondly remembered for playing music publically with her father, her brothers, and her husband. Most of all, she was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

Joyce is survived by daughters: Threasa Schwegman and her husband Steve; Tara McCreary; Tonya Dare and her husband Abe; Tammy Drudy and her husband David, all of Liberty; brothers: John Liming and his wife Jane of Liberty: Paul Liming and his wife Connie of College Corner, Ohio; sisters: JoAnn Ramey and her husband David of Liberty; Mary Esther Fites and her husband Bernie of Charleston, South Carolina; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two sister in-laws Judy and Peggy Liming and many nieces and nephews.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Robert David Napier, who passed in July of 2010; two brothers, Harold and Virgil Liming.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday March 12, 2020, at Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Fosdick Chapel, Liberty, with the family celebrating Joyce’s life. Interment will follow in College Corner Cemetery. Friends may visit at the funeral home from 1 p.m. Thursday until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Liming Memorial Fund through the Union County Foundation. For additional information and to send condolences or memories, go to ShowalterBlackwellLong.com or scan here:

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, March 12, 2020
  • Celebration of Life Thursday, March 12, 2020
  • Interment Thursday, March 12, 2020

Memories

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Vicky Dice

March 12, 2020

Tammy... and family ... so sorry to hear about your mom . All of you are in our prayers . 😘

John Liming

March 9, 2020

I am the youngest of seven children and Joyce was the oldest. I always knew how old Joyce was because she was 13 years older than me. Easy to remember. As we both grew to be much older, I would always try to stand really close to Joyce at family gatherings and tell people "I like to stand close to Joyce because that makes me look a lot younger." I generally got a quick elbow to my ribs from that.

I want Bob and all of the family to remember one thing -- "Nothing Loved is Ever Lost" so just keep all the wonderful memories of Joyce in your heart and she will be with you forever.

Rest in peace Sister. Love you. John

Jenn (Liming) Evans

March 9, 2020

My spirited, spunky Aunt Joyce will certainly be missed! Sending so much love to all of our family.
XOXO Love, Jenn & Jeremy

Josie Gawlowski

March 9, 2020

Wishing you all comfort, peace and happy memories during this difficult time. All our love from afar--Josie (Liming) & Danny Gawlowski, Asher & Corbin.

JAMES LIMING

March 9, 2020

Bob and family, our loving prayers and deepest sympathies are with all of you during this time and always. With our sincerest love, Jim and Sandi Liming, Rhea, Craig, and David Potts

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY