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Lorna Joyce MundyPassing: January 29, 2023


Huron Baptist Church

Funeral Service

Saturday, February 4th @ 11:00am


Chastain Funeral Home

Friday, February 3rd @ 4:00pm-7:00pm


Clark Cemetery

Saturday, February 4th

BEDFORD – Lorna Joyce Mundy, 85, passed away Sunday, January 29, 2023, at her residence.

She was born March 3, 1937 in Martin County, Indiana to Raymond and Christine (Burton) Mundy.  Her parents were both descendants of early 1800’s Indiana settlers.  Joyce was a member of Mitchell First Baptist Church and Huron Baptist Church.  She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Huron WTK Club, and the Mitchell Fleur De Lis. 

Joyce graduated from Huron High School in 1955, attended Indiana University, and graduated from Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in 1959.  As an obstetrical nurse, she worked at Dunn Hospital for 10 ½ years before helping open the obstetrical unit at the new Bedford Medical Center in 1970, retiring in 1999 to care for aged parents.  She was a registered nurse until 2022 and had been a member of the American Nurses Association for 62 years.

As L. Joyce Mundy, she wrote Souvenirs, for three different newspapers; Mitchell Tribune, Mitchell Time, and Bedford Times Mail, and published seven books of her collections.

She enjoyed painting, drawing and usually had a group to paint and socialize.  She loved music and attended frequent jams to hear local musicians.  She learned to whistle as a child from her grandparents and would often whistle along with the tunes.

She is survived by sister, Eleanor Mundy and three brothers, Gordon (Dolores) Mundy, Gary (Joelle) Mundy, and Marty (Becky) Mundy.  Also surviving are nieces and nephews, Sailor Schofield, Troy Mundy, Stan Mundy, Kent Mundy, Owen (Joelle) Mundy, Reed (Sarabeth) Mundy, Sara Christine Mundy, Justin Mundy, and Nathan (Amanda) Mundy, along with several great nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Her parents and brothers, Graydon Mundy and Stanley Howard Mundy preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 4, at the Huron Baptist Church with Reverend Reggie Clark officiating.  Burial will be in Clark Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Friday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center and from 10:00 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the Huron Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, you can donate to the Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services, 219 Sycamore Drive, Bedford, IN 47421.

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17 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Mike Hirsch | Lafayette, Indiana
    Date: March 18, 2023
    My mom loved her books and bought copies of all seven books to give to friends. I still have the copies she gave me and my mothers set as well. My mom, Matt Joyce some years ago and I was there and it was really a nice time because they had corresponded over the years after my parents had moved to Arizona and California back in the late 90s.
  2. Guest: Grace Schneider | Bedford, Indiana 47421
    Date: February 3, 2023
    Joyce was one of the kindest people I know. She was with me in the ambulance when I went to IU Hospital - Indianapolis - in premature labor at 1:00 am. I knew I was OK with her by my side. She brought amazing comfort to all the patients and friends that have been blessed to have known her. Love you Joyce. Grace Schneider
  3. Guest: Dana Dunbar | Mitchell
    Date: January 31, 2023
    Gary Marty, Gordon & Eleanor, so sorry to learn of Joyce's passing. Joyce was a lovely person and a talented lady. I know you will miss your sister. You have my deepest sympathy. Dana
  4. Guest: vicki hetman | Sumter SC
    Date: January 31, 2023
    I first met Joyce at a Burton Reunion more than 30 years ago and loved reading her books. She will be missed in the Indiana communities and at the reunions, It was always a joy to talk with her and have her share her knowledge of the family.
  5. Guest: Vickie Parks Lee | Mitchell, IN
    Date: January 30, 2023
    I met Joyce at a drawing class in Bedford and then later at the Baptist Church. She visited our home and wrote an article about Kathryn Parks for the paper. She was a delightful person and loved to talk about many things. My condolences to Gary and her family.
  6. Guest: Sheila Brown | Summerfield, Fl
    Date: January 30, 2023
    Gordon & family, So sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts & prayers. Sheila
  7. Guest: Ed Mundy | Spencer, IN
    Date: January 30, 2023
    I will always remember Joyce as a kind person who set the bar for the Mundy Family. We will all miss her. Cousin Ed Mundy
  8. Guest: Nancy Peabody | Bedford, IN
    Date: January 29, 2023
    Marty, I was so sorry to hear about your sister’s passing. I always enjoyed visiting with her while enjoying your music at Spring Mill. She was always very enthusiastic about and very supporting of your talent! She was your #1 fan!
  9. Guest: James + Birgit Mundy | Arlington oregon
    Date: January 29, 2023
    A truely wonderful lady. will miss her..
  10. Guest: Melissa Mitchell | Bedford, Indiana
    Date: January 29, 2023
    Joyce, you were a true friend who pushed me to learn more, be more, stretch myself professionally and grow in the career I chose. Thank you for your years of friendship and support. I celebrate who you were as a genuine and authentic human. You loved large lived soft and always gave it your best 100% of the time. A true mentor, and legacy. You will be missed.
  11. Guest: Lloyd & Patricia Bridges Tincher | Fairfield, California
    Date: January 29, 2023
    Our condolences to the loved ones of Joyce. Pat & I (Huron HS class of 1950 & 1951) always looked forward to seeing Joyce at the many Huron Alumni Banquets we've attended during years past. Her books have been a treasure to us. May she rest in peace.
  12. Guest: Jill Besser Vile | Boonville indiana
    Date: January 29, 2023
    Joyce was a wonderful lady and friend to all who knew her. Mom sure sang her praises. Rest in peace. You were quite a treasure.
  13. Guest: Brenda Mckain | Brownstown, In 47220
    Date: January 29, 2023
    All volunteers of LAWRENCE COUNTY CANCER PATIENT SERVICES are so sorry for your loss.
  14. Guest: Martha Luallen | Bedford, Indiana
    Date: January 29, 2023
    So sorry for your loss of Joyce she was.one of my sister of DAR and a good friend of my Mothers
  15. Guest: Deanna Gardner | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: January 29, 2023
    Joyce gave us all the gift of her written memories which painted so vividly other times and characters from her past. Listening to Joyce tell stories was like having a favorite Auntie relay all the family news and the way she spoke, you could sense these ancestors and their antics were still alive to her. Her delight in my bringing ice cream or cranberry relish to our clubs' pitch-ins always made me feel especially appreciated. Love and miss you, Joyce but I know you've gone to your Eternal home.
  16. Guest: Krystal Shetler | Mitchell, IN
    Date: January 29, 2023
    Joyce was an absolute treasure. I first met Joyce when she offered for me to publish Souvenirs in the Mitchell Times about 20 years ago. We conversed often during my days at the newspaper, and I truly treasured her stories of Huron and the Hollar in Martin County. In fact, I’m pretty sure a majority of the history I know of Huron came via Joyce. I have many, if not all of her books, and I’m thankful I have those to help me in treasuring her memory. Thank you, Joyce, for sharing your love of storytelling with the rest of us. Rest in peace, and prayers of comfort to her family.
  17. Guest: Bobbetta L Robertson | Mitchell
    Date: January 29, 2023