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Mattox-Wood Funeral Home

4660 Lafayette Avenue, Terre Haute, IN

OBITUARY

Joyce Esther Henriott

November 5, 1946July 26, 2020
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Joyce Esther (Clark) Henriott, age 73, entered Heaven July 26, 2020 at home. She was born November 5, 1946, at the Clay County Hospital in Brazil, IN, to Thomas and Cyrena Clark and grew up in Terre Haute, graduating from Gerstmeyer High School in 1964 and Indiana State University in 1968. Joyce also obtained a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from DePauw University.

She was an elementary school teacher for a total of 38 years, including one year teaching in the Department of Defense elementary school in Augsburg, Germany. She made teaching fun for her students and also passed on the excitement for learning to her nieces and nephews. Joyce retired in May 2011 after teaching 32 years in the Paris Union District #95 in Paris, IL. When she wasn't teaching school, Joyce was active for many years in the church choir and working in children's education at church.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Cyrena Clark; and a younger brother, Tommy Clark. She is survived by her husband, Gordon Henriott; one son, Tom (Celia) of Terre Haute; a granddaughter, Rylee Henriott of Terre Haute; her brother, Keith Clark (Kathy) of Bakersfield, CA; her brother, Ray Clark (Jeanette) of Kyle, TX; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Friday, July 31, 10 AM to noon at World Gospel Church, Terre Haute, IN. Funeral service starting at noon at the church.

The family would like to thank the VNA Hospice of the Wabash Valley for the care they gave Joyce in her last days. In lieu of flowers, you may make donations in Joyce's name to the Global Outreach Fund of World Gospel Church, Terre Haute, IN.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at: www.mattoxwood.com

  • DONATIONS

  • Global Outreach Fund of World Gospel Church

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, July 31, 2020

  • Funeral Ceremony

    Friday, July 31, 2020

Memories

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Laurie Clark

August 3, 2020

Joyce Clark is my beloved aunt. She was a constant loving presence in my childhood. Her patient and kind voice is easy to recall and always brings a smile. She deeply impacted my life in her example as a Christian woman dedicated to serving Christ at the church and in her home and friendships. She has also served as a role model for me as a teacher. I joined this profession later in life but credit her for being a powerful influence on how I interact with children. I think of her every time I curl a ribbon for a present as she taught me how to do that. It is a small thing, but symbolic of the many hours we spent together just making things. But mostly what I will carry from Joyce is her love. As anyone who spent any time with her knows, her warmth radiated from her to everyone around. Her laugh was a balm and her hugs wrapped you up and made you feel safe. I will forever be thankful that Joyce was my aunt.

Harold Toumine

July 30, 2020

I am sorry to hear of your loss Gordon. May you and your family find comfort and peace during this time of grief.

Stephanie Jones

July 28, 2020

I had Mrs. Henriott as my 2nd grade teacher at Wenz Elementary school in Paris, IL back in the '93-'94 school year. I vividly remember how nervous I was about 2nd grade, but it was all for nothing. Mrs. Henriott was the sweetest lady, and you could tell she loved her job and her students. I still remember learning cursive and the program we had to help improve reading skills. I feel like I learned a lot of skills that carried into the grades beyond from a wonderful educator. I am so very sorry to hear of her passing. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Tammy Ellrod

July 28, 2020

Joyce was a sweet person,neighbor and fellow Paris teacher. I will forever remember her working on the cross-stitch ornaments each year for her students. My greatest sympathy to Gordon, Tom, and family.

Nancy Helphinstine

July 28, 2020

Joyce was by far one of the kindest persons I have known. She will be missed by many people, especially her family and church friends. God bless her!

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Biography

Joyce Esther (Clark) Henriott, age 73, entered Heaven July 26, 2020 at home. She was born November 5, 1946, at the Clay County Hospital in Brazil, IN, to Thomas and Cyrena Clark and grew up in Terre Haute, graduating from Gerstmeyer High School in 1964 and Indiana State University in 1968. Joyce also obtained a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from DePauw University.

She was an elementary school teacher for a total of 38 years, including one year teaching in the Department of Defense elementary school in Augsburg, Germany. She made teaching fun for her students and also passed on the excitement for learning to her nieces and nephews. Joyce retired in May 2011 after teaching 32 years in the Paris Union District #95 in Paris, IL. When she wasn't teaching school, Joyce was active for many years in the church choir and working in children's education at church.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Cyrena Clark; and a younger brother, Tommy Clark. She is survived by her husband, Gordon Henriott; one son, Tom (Celia) of Terre Haute; a granddaughter, Rylee Henriott of Terre Haute; her brother, Keith Clark (Kathy) of Bakersfield, CA; her brother, Ray Clark (Jeanette) of Kyle, TX; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Friday, July 31, 10 AM to noon at World Gospel Church, Terre Haute, IN. Funeral service starting at noon at the church.

The family would like to thank the VNA Hospice of the Wabash Valley for the care they gave Joyce in her last days. In lieu of flowers, you may make donations in Joyce's name to the Global Outreach Fund of World Gospel Church, Terre Haute, IN.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at: www.mattoxwood.com

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