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Joyce Frances Pressley Shaul

Monday, March 26, 2012

Joyce Frances Pressley Shaul, Phoenix, Ariz., passed away March 20, 2012.

Born Jan. 25, 1929, she was the daughter of Hazel and Albert (Nick) Pressley, Evansville.

She was married to Richard (Dick) Shaul in September 1949.

A graduate of Reitz High School and Indiana State University, Joyce raised four boys, Rick, David, Jon and Dan, as well as her daughter, Julia (Stringer).

Residing in the Brazil area for a number of years, she and her husband were instrumental in the early years of the Calvary Baptist Church.

She worked in the education field as a substitute and as a special education teacher.

Following her move to Phoenix in 1976, she went on to become administrator of the Gompers School before her retirement to care for her husband, who suffered from a long-term ailment before his death in 1989.

Caregiving was perhaps her most well known trait. In addition to her husband, she assisted in caring for her father as well as her mother-in-law prior to their passings.

Her tender and loving care was mostly recently demonstrated as she moved back to Evansville for several years to care for her mother.

Following the death of Hazel, she returned to Phoenix and her family.

She is survived by all of her children as well as 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was a vibrant force in her church at Madison Baptist, singing in the choir, serving on boards and participating in the women's ministries.

A humble, yet remarkable woman, she will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice of the Valley or Madison Baptist Church in Joyce's memory.

A Celebration of Life will take place Saturday, March 31, 2012, at 3 p.m., at Madison Baptist Church, 6202 N. 12th St., Phoenix, Arix.

For those with special memories, visit the online guestbook at www.shadowmountainmortuary.com.