Lansing, Michigan

Our loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away on January 26, 2016, at age 78. She was born December 22, 1937, in Lansing, to Theodore and Elsie Hafner.

Joyce retired from the City of Lansing (Housing Commission) in 1996. After she retired, she enjoyed spending time with her parents, children and grandchildren. She also loved to read and shop!

She is survived by her children, Craig (Kathy) Whitford, Debra Haley, and Dawn Peabody, 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Per Joyce’s wishes, no service will take place. Her cremated remains will be buried in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Lansing. Arrangements are by the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. Online condolences may be left at


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3 Messages to “Joyce E. Whitford”

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    Leah Casola Says:

    Craig, sorry to hear of your mother’s death. I bet she was a special lady. I always thought you were a special young man!!! Again, sorry for you loss.

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    Sue H Says:

    Hugs and condolences from my family to yours. I’ll be thinking of you, Dawn.

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    Peggy Smith Demydowich Says:

    Dawn, Debbie and Craig,

    We are very sorry to hear about your mom, you are in our thoughts.

    Peggy & Mike & Jim Smith

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