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“The Derks Family of Racine Wisconsin would like to send their love and condolences to your Family and loved ones. Joyce was my mothers best...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Pauline Derks Gumbinger - WA

“Dear Sue, Harold and Family, Just heard of the passing of your Mom. She was such a neat lady, and I'll never forget the fun times we had while...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Jim and Nancy Houdek - AR

“Susan, Otis and family, I just learned of your mom's passing. I am so, so sorry. And I am sorry I did not know sooner. We loved her so much, she...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: Cathy - friend

“Our deepest sympathy to all of you as you mourn the loss of your mother. We just read the death notice in today's Journal Times. May God comfort you...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: George & Judy Maranger - Racine, WI

“Susan, my sympathy to you & your family in the death of your mother.  I am sure you have many precious memories to give you comfort. ”
5 of 18 | Posted by: Joann Hays - Russellville, AR

“Susan, We are so sorry for your loss. I know how close you were and how much you will miss her, but her sweet memories are there forever. Although we...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: Tommy & Joyce Case - Russellville, AR

“Susan, I am so sorry about the loss of your mother. You will miss her so very much and miss all the time you spent with her. You had many...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: Arneata Cooper - Russellville, AR

“I AND BRANDY ARE VERY SORRY FOR YOUR AND OUR LOSS JOYCE ALWAY'S HAD A GREAT SMILE AND A GOOD JOKE TO TELL. SHE LOVED EVERYONE SHE MET AND THEY LOVED...Read More »
8 of 18 | Posted by: ROBEY & BRANDY REESE - FRIEND

“I'm so sorry for your loss. It's never the "right" time to say goodbye to a parent, but I'm glad there was time to spend doing the everyday things...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Sheila Phillips - Russellville, AR

“Harold - our condolances to you & your siblings. i didnt know your mom, but i have heard you speak of her. you loved her greatly & i know she will be...Read More »
10 of 18 | Posted by: tiffany flory keller - friend

“a candle has been lit in honor of your mother, as it will help light the way to heaven for her. ”
11 of 18 | Posted by: deborah flory - friend

“Harold - we are so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. she was such a joyfull lady & we enjoyed visiting with her the few times our paths crossed...Read More »
12 of 18 | Posted by: deborah flory - russellville, AR

“Susan, So sorry to hear about your Mom. My heart goes out to you and you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Teressa R. Robinson ”
13 of 18 | Posted by: Teressa R. Robinson - Lamar, AR

“Will miss her very much. Enjoyed her uplifting spirit very much at the VFW. ”
14 of 18 | Posted by: Paul @ Linda Hopson - AR - Friend

“My deepest condolences to your family. Joyce will be missed by all of us. ”
15 of 18 | Posted by: Carolyn Ames - Dover, AR - friend

“Losing a mom is difficult. Your mom knew how much her family loved her, because of everything you did for her. She will be missed but will always...Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: Barbara Turner - Friend

“Susan, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Momma. May she rest in peace. What a beautiful woman God has brought home. I'm so thankful you...Read More »
17 of 18 | Posted by: Joy Murphy - Russellville, AR

“If not for Joyce, I'd never had learned to dance and enjoy the fun we had at the 'V"..F. ”
18 of 18 | Posted by: Frank W. McAllister Lt. Col. USAF retired - AR


Joyce (Vitacco) Liefbroer, 82, of Dover, died Friday, July 13, 2012, in Russellville. She was born November 12, 1929, at Racine, Wisconsin, to Joseph Thomas and Alexina Maranger Vitacco. She was a former employee of the Oster Manufacturing Company in Racine, had worked for the Westat Research organization as an information gatherer, and was a former employee of the U. S. Forestry Service near Hector. She was well known as "Grand Mama", and was a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother whose focus was her family, as well as other people. She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary, the Dover Ladies Social Club and St. John's Catholic Church in Russellville. She was a person who loved the memories of the past, but embraced today and looked forward to the future. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband of 50 years, Harold G. Liefbroer.
Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Joseph G. and Judy Liefbroer of Conway, and Harold T. Liefbroer of Russellville; a daughter and son-in-law, Susan M. and Otis Hibbard of Dover; six grandchildren, Jennifer Ehlen, Amy Howard, Cheryl Bolden, Jesse Hibbard, Joseph Hibbard and Michelle Lewis; thirteen great-grandchildren; and was blessed with a relationship with her companion of fourteen years, Bill Wynn.
Funeral services by Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville are private.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., at the funeral home.
Family members will serve as pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Children's Hospital Foundation, 800 Marshall Street, Slot 661, Little Rock, Arkansas 72202; or the Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home, 220 John Babish Lane, Russellville, Arkansas 72801.

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