Joyce (Anhalt) Voyles


Joyce (Anhalt) Voyles, 85, of Wayne, died Sunday, April 2, 2023 at Good Samaritan Society of Canton, South Dakota. 

A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 24 at 10:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Wayne. A Celebration of Joyce’s Life will be held on Saturday, June 24 at 4 p.m. at 46888 274th St. Lennox, SD. 

The family suggests that memorials be made to: Alzheimer's Association

Joyce (Anhalt) Voyles was born Jan. 11, 1938 to Fredrick Paul and Natalie Ann (Johnson) Anhalt in Evanston, Illinois. She was raised in Northbrook, Illinois. She attended Northbrook Palatine and graduated from Glenbrook High School in 1955. She was a member of the first Illinois state choir. She married George Henry Voyles on Oct. 18, 1958. She had five children - Vickie Dawn, James Henry, Jon Patrick, Kerry Wade and Bethany Ann. They moved 16 times and lived in Illinois., Missouri, Colorado, and Nebraska due to George's job transfers.           

Throughout her lifetime she worked at Village Chevrolet in Wilmette, Illinois, Adams Drug store in Northbrook, Illinois, Highland Park Hospital in Highland Park, Illinois and JC Penney in Longmont, Colorado. She also did childcare while living in Rochelle, Illinois, was a den mother, church choir member and was a 4H sewing instructor. After moving to Wayne, they were very involved in the First Presbyterian Church of Wayne where she was active in the Women's group. She also participated with the Bag Ladies who made mats for the homeless. She crocheted numerous hats that she donated to the police departments, churches and other local charities.

Survivors include her four children: James (Anna) Voyles of Lennox, SD, Jon (Nancy) Voyles of Monument, CO, Kerry (Lisa) Voyles of Johnstown, CO, and Bethany (Joe) Akers of Minot AFB, ND; 15 grandchildren;13 great-grandchildren; along with numerous extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband George, her daughter Vickie, brother Paul Anhalt and sister Natalie Joan (Anhalt) Samuelson.