Age 90, of Grand Ledge, MI, passed away January 17, 2017.  She was born September 4, 1926, in Saginaw, the daughter of Marvin A and Mildred L. (Pringle) McClure.  Joyce was a graduate of Eastern High School, class of June, 1944, and earned an associate degree from MSC.  She was a secretary at both Walter French and West Junior High Schools.  Joyce was a longtime, active member of Plymouth Congregational Church, where she participated in the Women’s Fellowship and the Rose Standish Circle.

She was preceded in death by her husband, R. James Earl and 2 brothers, D. Keith McClure and Dale W. McClure.  Surviving are:  3 children, Jo Anne (Dennis) Seman, Robert Earl, and Tammy Lou (John) Nemetz; 6 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 21, 2017, at Plymouth Congregational Church, 2001 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing, with The Rev. Robert A. Higle officiating.  Her family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to her church in memory of Joyce Earl.  Online condolences may be left for her family at

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2 Messages to “Joyce L. (McClure) Earl”

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    The Rev. Joy A. Baumgartner Says:

    Dear Family
    Jim and Joyce were two of my favorite parishioners while I served as Interim Senior Minister at Plymouth. We shared meals together and I loved serving with them as Deacons. They were always supportive and loving not only of the Church staff, but the entire congregation. Joyce had a sparkle and loved life and brought that attitude to all around her. I feel honored to have known her. My Blessings, Joy

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    Dr Robert Posey Says:

    Joyce was a wonderful person and asset to our congregation at Plymouth. Her cheerful demeanor and pleasant personality were a joy to behold. We will miss her very much. Dr. And Mrs. Robert Posey, M.D.

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