Joyce Elaine (Nienstedt) Sangwin was born March 14, 1943, in Marion County. She passed away Thursday.
The youngest child of Alvin and Marjorie Nienstedt, Joyce grew up in Antelope, with her siblings, Lou Jean and Kenny. Joyce attended grade school in Antelope, high school in Marion, and then Centre High School, where she graduated in 1961.
Joyce married Buck Sangwin May 27, 1961, and enjoyed 52 years of marriage until his death in 2014. Buck and Joyce spent their early-married life in White City, Herington, Abilene, Antelope, Marion, and Emporia before returning to White City in 1970.
They had three children in this time, Allen Ray Sangwin Jr., Michele “Shelly” Renee Sangwin, and Christl Ann Sangwin.
Buck and Joyce owned and operated the Sangwin Standard Station in White City for eight years and, later, owned and operated BJ Tree Shearing for many years.
Joyce also enjoyed painting, sketching, and engraving and her works are cherished by those lucky enough to have them. She served on the board of the White City Public Library and was a devoted member of the White City United Methodist Church.
Joyce is survived by her three children, Allen and Kelly Sangwin of Easton, Shelly and Jim Potter of Junction City, and Christl and Doug Williams of Wilsey; her eight grandchildren, Miranda and Justin Metcalf, Brooke Cunningham and Travis Hirt, Teri and Keith Potter, Kaylee Cunningham, Madison and Jeremy Williams, and Tony and Tritt Sangwin; six great-grandchildren, Mitchell and Rosalynn Metcalf, Colton and Emma Hirt, and Jordan and Nathan Potter; her brother, Kenny and Margie Nienstedt, and many sisters- and brothers-in-law. Additionally, she has many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and –nephews.
Joyce joins Buck, her dogs, parents, parents-in-law, sister Lou Jean Nesser, and grandchild, Kelsey Cunningham, in death.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, at White City United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, and a memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church.