She was born Sept. 9, 1936 at Orient, S.D. to Edward and Hilda (Witte) Staufer. She was married May 21, 1956 to Lloyd LeRoy Baker in Orient. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in York and St. Joseph Altar Society.
Left to cherish her memories are her husband, LeRoy of York; children, Carol (Tom Owens) Kirchner of Aurora, Colo., Kim (Betsy) Baker of Custer, S.D., Kent Baker of Lincoln and Maria (Brian) Holst of Omaha; grandchildren include, Kyle, Megan and Emily Kirchner, Adam, Elizabeth, Jacquelyn Baker and Cassandra Weiler and Sarah, Nathan and Logan Holst; step-grandchildren, two sisters, Jeanette Thorstenson of Rapid City, S.D. and Jane (Don) Samuelson of Ellenton, Fla. Joyce was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Harley.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 27, 2015 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in York with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery. A Rosary service will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday evening at Metz Mortuary. Visitation will be from 1-9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at the mortuary. Memorials may be directed to St. Joseph Catholic School.