Joyce Galbreath

Obituary of Joyce Kay Galbreath

Joyce Kay Galbreath, 80, of Niles, passed away Tuesday, January 25, 2022, in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her loved ones. She was born on April 3, 1941 to the late William Sr. and Bessie (Seese) Schrimsher. Joyce was a proud Buchanan High School graduate, class of 1959. On April 22, 1961 at a ceremony at the Buchanan Church of Christ she wed Ronald Dean Galbreath, Sr, celebrating over fifty-three years of marriage. Joyce worked in the bindery department at Simplicity Pattern for over seven years and then began a career as a teaching assistant working for the Niles Public Schools at Northside Elementary, where she was lovingly known as “Mrs. G”, retiring after twenty years of service. Joyce has enjoyed cooking for friends and family, growing flowers, gardening, ceramics and a real love for music. She cherished time with her friends playing Euchre, watching her kids and grandchildren play sports and time with her family at their cabin in Jones, Michigan. Joyce collected Willow Tree Angels and had an amazing Christmas village. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ronald in 2014 and siblings, William E. Schrimsher Jr., Robert Schrimsher, Nadine Langford, Darlene Cauffman and Delos and Shirley Schrimsher. Joyce is survived by her children, Ronald Jr. (Melinda) Galbreath of Dowagiac, Dawn (Keith) Krizan of Grand Haven, Michigan and Scott (Heather) Galbreath of Niles; three grandchildren, Ryan (Dianna) Galbreath of Three Rivers, Jordan Sullivan of Niles and Emily Galbreath of Niles; eleven great-grandchildren, Zane, Kase, Isabelle, Jordan Jr., Oliver, Makenna, Michael Jr., Blake, Owin, Bryson and Lilly; a brother, Donald (Doris) Schrimsher of Niles and a host of special nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, January 30, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. with an hour of visitation prior. Joyce and her husband will be laid to rest together on their anniversary, April 22, 2022 at Mission Hills Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made in Joyce’s memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Memories may be left for Joyce’s family at www.BrownFuneralHomeNiles.com. Joyce will be remembered for her love, strength and devotion to her family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Niles.
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Sunday
30
January

Visitation

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sunday, January 30, 2022
Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services
521 E. Main St.
Niles, Michigan, United States
(269) 683-1155
Sunday
30
January

Funeral Service

2:00 pm
Sunday, January 30, 2022
Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services
521 E. Main Street
Niles, Michigan, United States
269-683-1155
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