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Joyce Keyes, 82, of St. Helen

Joyce M Keyes


St. Helen, Michigan

Joyce passed away January 20, 2024, at Sylvester Assisted Living in Linwood. She was born on September 17, 1941, in Munger, Michigan, daughter of the late Henry and Myrtle (Krause) Nickel.

Joyce attended Fairgrove High School where she met Charles Keyes. They were married on September 27, 1958. Joyce and her husband built several homes in the Vassar & Reese area and owned/operated Keyes Market for 35 years with her children. Joyce enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She liked being up north and was a wonderful cook. She also loved working at the store and seeing all her friends and customers.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years and her children, Cheri (Bernie) Bauer of Reese, Jeff (Michelle) Keyes of Grand Rapids; Gary (Jodie) Keyes of Saginaw; eight grandchildren, Melissa Bauer of Birch Run, Josh(Diana) Bauer of Rayne, LA, Angela (Dean) Haan of Spring Lake, Matt Bauer of Reese, Amber Keyes of Ann Arbor, Jody (Will) Sage of Munger, Shelby (Fiancé Jacob Worth) Keyes of Saginaw, Henry Keyes of Saginaw; eight great grandchildren, Lauren Bauer, Aaron Bowers, William Sage, Thomas Sage, Walter Bauer, Andrew Sage, Marion Bauer, James Sage; Aunt Vera Talaski, brother Jerry (Sue) Nickel, brother-in-law Fred Keyes, sister-in-law Jean Nickel and nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, Joyce we preceded in death by two infant children, Linda and Larry Keyes, sister Marlene Keyes, brother Arnie Nickel, brother and sister-in-law Norm and Liz Nickel, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Charlotte and Hank Haske, parents-in-law, Myron and Sylvia (Johnson) Keyes and Uncle Bob Reinbold.

The family would like to thank McLaren Hospice and Michelle & Melissa at Sylvester Assisted Living for the care they provided Joyce during the last few years.

Cremation has taken place, and a burial service will take place at a later date.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Christ Lutheran Church, Reese, MI.


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