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Winnie Joyce

November 4, 1934 — March 10, 2021

Joyce age 86 of Broken Bow passed away Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at the Brookestone View in Broken Bow.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Govier Brothers Chapel in Broken Bow, with Garry Morgan officiating. Burial will be in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation. Visitation will be held on Monday, March 15th from 2:00 to 7:00 pm, with family greeting 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Govier Brothers Mortuary. Govier Brothers Mortuary is serving the family. An online guest book may be signed at The funeral service will be livestreamed at  

Winifred Joyce, age 86, of Broken Bow passed away Wednesday March 10, 2021 at Brookestone View in Broken Bow with her family by her side. Winifred was born November 4, 1934 in Manchester, England to Arthur and Mary Emma (Madeley) Shepherd.  Winifred was the youngest of 8 children. She attended St. Augustine’s Girls School in Manchester. Winifred married Thomas Joyce in Manchester on June 10, 1954. They came to the United States and lived in Spalding, NE Thomas’s hometown before moving to Broken Bow to raise their two sons and two daughters, she always longed to return to England because of her heritage. Winnie worked at the Broken Bow Elks Club as a waitress before beginning her career at Becton Dickinson in 1970. She retired after 36 years in 2006. While working at BD she made many lifelong friends and enjoyed the yearly BD picnics.  Winnie’s love for animals went beyond dogs and cats, Tom and Winnie owned cows for a while, and she had names for all of them. Winnie enjoyed spending time with her family especially her grandkids and great grandkids.

Winifred is survived by her two daughters; Janet Coffman of Ansley, NE., and Julie (Tim) Kettleborough of Hastings, NE. one sister-in-law, Lille Shepherd of Manchester England, four grandchildren Amber Coffman of Hastings, NE, Jesse Coffman of Kearney, NE., Ammie Joyce (Roger) of Hastings, NE., Ashly McAlevy (Isaac) of Hastings NE., and step grandson Dustin Kettleborough (Christina) of Ansley, NE., seven great grandchildren; Kinleigh, Kyler, Kason, Bradyn, Mason, Karlee, Braxton, and numerous nieces and nephews in England. Winifred was preceded in death by her parents, husband Thomas, two sons Gary and Stephen, four brothers and three sisters.

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