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Joyce L Van Buren
1947-2024

Joyce L. Van Buren, 76, of South Hutchinson, KS, died June 11, 2024, at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, KS. She was born November 25, 1947, in Severy, KS, to John and Mary Ellen (Kastle) Hufford.

She moved to Hutchinson in the 1950’s and attended Sherman Jr. High and Hutchinson High School. On December 30, 1963, she was joined in Holy Matrimony to Terry Van Buren, Sr., in Burrton. The couple started their lives in Hutchinson and eventually made Plevna their home while traveling the country for pipeline work. Joyce owned and operated The Country Place in Turon, KS, where she was well known for her homemade pies.

Joyce was a proud homemaker and enjoyed taking care of her husband, three children, and later in life, grandchildren. She worked hard for her family as they were her pride and joy.

She was a loving and devoted member of the Haven United Methodist Church, Haven, KS.

Joyce is survived by: the love of her life, Terry Van Buren of South Hutchinson, KS; sons, Terry (Sherri) Van Buren Jr. of Hutchinson, Mike (Michelle) Van Buren of Partridge, KS; daughter, Michele Dawn Lowen of Arkansas City, AR; and grandchildren, Kelsey Van Buren, Abbey Van Buren, Katie Van Buren, Nick Van Buren, Justin Combs, Tiffany O’Neal, John Patrick O’Neal, Spencer O’Neal, Sean O’Neal, and Caleb Lowen.

She was preceded in death by: her parents; brothers, Paul Hufford, James Hufford, and Howard Hufford.

Joyce will be remembered for her thoughtfulness, generosity, and the ability to make everything more beautiful than she found it.

Cremation has taken place. A private Celebration of Life will take place at a later date. Friends may sign her memorial book from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, at Elliott Mortuary.

Memorials are suggested to Haven United Methodist Church, in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501.

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Elliott Mortuary & Crematory
1219 N. Main St.
Hutchinson, Kansas 67501
(620) 663-3327
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