Joyce was born Jan. 30, 1938, in Chicago, the daughter of Walter and Ethel (Pittsley) Snyder.
Joyce married Marion Milton Vanatti Dec. 18, 1955.
They lived in California while Milton was serving in the Marine Corps.
While in California, she worked as a photo developer for Kodak Film.
They moved to Chicago in 1957, where they raised four children.
In 1968, they moved their family to Brazil.
Joyce worked for Annunciation Catholic School for several years in the after school child care program.
She also worked for Clay Community Schools at North Clay Middle School in the bookstore.
She retired in 2009 due to failing health.
In her younger years, she enjoyed painting ceramic figurines, playing Bingo, collecting angels and spending time with friends and family, especially her grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Joyce was preceded in death by her husband in 1988, brother Lloyd Snyder and his wife Joann, brothers-in-law Merlin Vanatti, Mark Vanatti, Aaron Vanatti, Tim Vanatti, Jim Wright and Dick Wright.
She is survived by children Lisa Vanatti, Brazil, David Vanatti and wife Sue, Brazil, Leonard Vanatti and wife Rayetta, Mecca, and Danita Maybaugh and husband Darren, Brazil, grandchildren Jeanette (Ronnie) Whistler, Michael (Shontana) Phillips, Theresa Vanatti, Whitney (Tom) Lange, Marie (Ricki Morris) Vanatti, Anthony (Brianna) Vanatti, sister Lolita (Chris) Tondelli, sisters-in-law Dorothy Vanatti, Mary Reisinger, Sue Vanatti and Alma Blubaugh, close family friend Debbie Weaver, as well as many extended family members.
Mass of Christian Burial will take place at Annunciation Catholic Church Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, at 11 a.m., with Father John Hollowell officiating.
Burial will follow at Bee Ridge Cemetery.
Visitation will be at Lawson-Miller Chapel Wednesday, from 4-8 p.m.
Rosary will be provided at the funeral home Thursday, at 10 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Annunciation Catholic Church, 415 Church St., Brazil, Ind., 47834, or the National Kidney Foundation of Indiana, 850 N. Meridian St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, Ind., 46204.
Visit www.lawson-millerchapel.com to light a candle in her memory.