Joyce Irene Lane, 70, of Rensselaer, passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2003 at the Rensselaer Care Center.

She was born July 3, 1932 in Rensselaer to Lloyd Delos and Wilda Irene (DeWees) Dunn.

A lifetime resident of Jasper County, Joyce graduated from Fair Oaks High School in 1950.

She had been a bookkeeper and enjoyed doing genealogy.

She was a past president of the local chapter of Sigma Phi Gamma International Sorority, the charter president of the Knights of Columbus Auxiliary, a member of the General Van Rensselaer Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, a St. Joseph's College Fellow, a 20-year member of the St. Joseph's College chorus, and a Democratic member of the Jasper County Absentee Election Board.

She was a member of the St. Augustine Catholic Church in Rensselaer.

On December 1, 1951, at the St. Augustine Church in Rensselaer, she married Joseph A. Lane, who survives.

Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Carol (Harvey) Wood of Rensselaer, two sons, Stephen (Joyce L.) Lane of Rensselaer and David (Debra) of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; three sisters, Marlene (Robert) Simonin of Medford, OR; Nancy (Maryland Jr) Justice of Rensselaer, and Gayla (Roger) Warran of Rensselaer; a brother, Paul (Valorie) Dunn of Rensselaer; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and her mother, Wilda Irene Florence of Rensselaer.

She was preceded in death by her father and a granddaughter.

Visitation was held on Sunday, January 12 at the Jackson Funeral Chapel of Rensselaer. Rosary service was held that evening. Funeral services were held on Monday, January 13 at the St. Augustine Catholic Church in Rensselaer. Burial followed at the Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Rensselaer.

Memorials were to The Gibault Foundation, PO Box 2316, Terre Haute, IN 47802-0316.