In Memory of

Joyce A. Erritt

January 21, 1941 - June 26, 2020
From: Somers, IA


Somers – Joyce A. Erritt 79, passed away Friday, June 26, 2020 at Good Samaritan Society in Manson, Iowa.  Private Family Services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at the Palmer & Swank Funeral Home, Rockwell City, with Pastor Allan Redenius officiating.  Burial of casket will be at Cedar Township Cemetery near Rinard.  A Public Visitation will be 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, June 29, at the Palmer & Swank Funeral Home, Rockwell City.  Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.

     Joyce is survived by her son Jeff (Dess) Erritt of Somers; daughter Teresa (Adam) Dickinson of Webster City; 9 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; brothers, Dennis (Judy) McKenney of Somers, and Kenneth (Kelly) McKenney of Otho; brother-in-law Andy Birkland of Somers; sister-in-law Janet Bird of Somers; brother and sister-in-law, John and Carole Erritt of Somers; and other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her husband Gordon “Gus” Erritt; parents, Myrl and Virginia Good McKenney; infant brother Duane; sister Janice Birkland; and brother-in-law Daniel Bird.

     Joyce A. McKenney was born January 21, 1941 at Logan, Iowa.  She graduated from Cedar Valley Schools.  On February 24, 1962 she was united in marriage to Gordon “Gus” Erritt at the Somers United Methodist Church in Somers.  The couple made their home on a farm near Somers and farmed for most of their lives.  Joyce also worked at American State Bank, the JC Penny Co., and was a librarian for the Somers Library until her retirement.  Gus passed away in 2018.  Joyce was a member of the Eastern Star, and the Somers United Methodist Church. 

SERVICES
Private Family Service
10:00 a.m. - Tuesday
June 30, 2020
Palmer & Swank Funeral Home
Rockwell City, Iowa
OFFICIATING
Pastor Allan Redenius
First Covenant Church
Fort Dodge, Iowa
CASKET BEARERS
Matt Folsom
Nick Erritt
Alex Dickinson
Joel Erritt
Greg Kasparbauer
Aaron Taylor
Jason McKenney
Jimmy Rokes
VISITATION
Public Visitation
4:00 to 7:00 p.m. - Monday
June 29, 2020
Palmer & Swank Funeral Home
Rockwell City, Iowa

INTERMENT
Cedar Township Cemetery 
Rinard, Iowa

Condolences

Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 9:13 AM
“Our deepest sympathies of your loss of Joyce. Looking back all the times l chatted with her at Penny's. Sending prayers Dean and Jean Birkland”
- Jean new Birkland

Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 9:11 AM
“Our deepest sympathies of your loss of Joyce. Looking back all the times l chatted with her at Penny's. Sending prayers Dean and Jean Birkland”
- Jean new Birkland

Monday, June 29, 2020 at 9:28 AM
“OUR PRAYERS FOR JOYCE AND FAMILY”
- Ron & Marlene Black

Sunday, June 28, 2020 at 5:42 PM
“So sorry about Joyce. She was a sweety. God bless and comfort you all”
- Patty Wilson

Sunday, June 28, 2020 at 12:17 PM
“Our sympathy to you and your family Teresa....”
- Greg and Bonnie Porter

Sunday, June 28, 2020 at 11:58 AM
“We have so many good memories! May God comfort and strengthen you during this time.”
- Larry and Jean Johnson

Sunday, June 28, 2020 at 5:48 AM
“So very sorry for your loss😢 she was a great lady and will be missed by all. Prayers for you family🙏🏻”
- Shelly Whalen

Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 9:29 PM
“I'm so very sorry for the loss of your mom. We all just loved and enjoyed both Joyce and Gus. Great memories. Sending thoughts and prayers to the family.”
- Linda Roy

Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 7:23 PM
“Jeff and Teresa, so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. She was one special lady! We worked together many years at Clark’s Grocery Store in Rockwell City. I have many great memories to cherish of her! She will be missed. 🙏🙏🙏🙏”
- Peggy Hildreth


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