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Lyla Joyce Harr

Lyla Joyce Harr, of Grass Lake, MI passed away on September 28, 2019 at the Jackson County Medical Care Facility. She was born the daughter of Claude and Marion (Hadley) Teachout on May 25, 1929 in Gregory, Michigan. On September 26, 1948, she married Donald W. Harr in Unadilla, Michigan, and he preceded her in death in 1970.

Joyce was a Certified Nurse Aide at Chelsea Community Hospital for over 24 years and was a loving and caring person. Joyce spent 70 years of her life on Harr Road, where she raised her family.  After her retirement from the hospital, she worked in in-home care. She enjoyed going to church. She enjoyed spending time with her family and taking her grandchildren on trips.  She loved her pets.  She always loved spending time in her garden and enjoyed watching the wild birds. She always tried to make the holidays special for the family.

She is survived by her children Lynne (John) Cripe, Walter (Betty) Harr, Karen Siegler, David (Cindy) Harr, Mary Kay Cameron (Mike), Stephen Harr, Rita Harr; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren, along with one great-great-grandchild.  She is also survived by her siblings Leo (Nancy) Teachout, Carl (Maxine) Teachout and Diane Annabelle, sister-in-law, Marge Teachout.  In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Charles Teachout, sister, Rita Teachout, granddaughter, Rebecca Harr; daughter-in-law, Shari Harr, and son-in-law, Roy Seigler, and son-in-law, Norval Menge.

A funeral service will take place on Wednesday, October, 2, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. from the Caskey-Mitchell Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from  2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Harr Family.


0 #5 Russell L Beeman 2019-10-04 16:43
To all the Harr family, farm & 4-H neighbors; So, so sorry for your, AND our loss of such a wonderful caring and loving mother and friend. I have many, many wonderful, endearing memories of Joyce who played a special role in my life. Sorry I was not with you during these days but only found out today of her passing. May she be blessed in heaven, and rest in loving peace. May God bless each of you with comforting memories and peace. I remain forever a grateful friend.
0 #4 Jeff Teachout 2019-09-30 13:42
We are so sorry for our loss and yours. Joyce was a most excellent Aunt. I never heard her raise her voice, but Walt claims her arm was about 15' long. She was very good to the extended family and tolerant of our tomfoolery. Incredibly, on her own since Uncle Don's death in 1970, she finished raising a spirited bunch of kids into some terrific adults. She then became the best Grandma and Great Grandma a child could hope for. I am proud to call the Harrs my cousins, and some of my best times as a kid were spent on their farm. Ah, the things those farm kids invented for fun certainly caused Joyce alarm. On her passing, I am sad and thankful at the same time, for she is now with those she lost. I am a lucky man to have known her.
Love to you all - Jeff & Madonna
0 #3 Phyliss Feipel 2019-09-30 11:51
I will truely miss you Joyce. You was like a second mother to me and Sharie. To the family I hope you know that I'm truely sorry for her passing she was one of the important people in my life and I know what you are going though! Phyliss
0 #2 Maxine 2019-09-29 19:47
Just want to add Joyce was one of very few that openly welcomed me into the fold and treated our girls like her own!
They ALWAYS looked forward to any visit to her farm.
God Bless you Joyce, sleep tight.
0 #1 DorisBeemanGoodson 2019-09-29 18:31
So sorry for your loss. Your Mother was a Wonderful woman. She will be missed by many. MAY GOD BE WITH YOUR FAMILY IN THIS TIME OF SORROW.

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