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Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 8:49 am

Joyce Faye Brinegar, 65, of Wellsville passed away at 3:09 a.m. Sunday, April 15, 2012, at Landmark Hospital in Columbia, Mo.
Visitation was held from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, at the Myers Funeral Home in Wellsville. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, at the United Methodist-Presbyterian Church in Wellsville with Pastor Mark Spence officiating. Serving as organist will be Mrs. Margaret Scott.
Burial will be in the Wellsville Cemetery. Pallbearers include Gene Graves, Chuck Jennings, Glen May, Darrell Miller, Edward Reading and Robert Smith. Dennis Brinegar, Lucas Graves, Roger Smith and Ronnie Smith will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Joyce Faye (Rentfro) Brinegar was born July 24, 1946, in Vandalia, Mo., the daughter of Wilber Allen and Evelyn Marie Welch Rentfro.
She graduated from Van-Far R-I High School in 1964.
On November 19, 1965, she married John Edward Brinegar at the Methodist Church Parsonage in Wellsville. To this union was born three sons.
Joyce grew up on a farm south of Vandalia. After her marriage, she settled in Wellsville with John in 1966. They had lived at their present home since July 1977.
Joyce was a homemaker and housewife who found much joy in raising her three sons. She also found time to help with the family business, serving as the bookkeeper for Brinegar’s Service Station from 1996-2009. In addition, she worked for the Wellsville Optic News for a short time.
Mrs. Brinegar was a member of the Wellsville United Methodist-Presbyterian Church, where she served on the Lord’s Acre Committee. She was also a former member of the Wellsville Cemetery Association. An active member of the community, Mrs. Brinegar served as a room mother at the school and spent many years as a Cub Scout den mother for all three of her boys.
Joyce enjoyed baby-sitting several children in the area. Her hobbies included genealogy, crocheting and cross-stitching.
She especially enjoyed spending time with her only grandchild, Jared Wesley. Jared spent many summers and afternoons with his grandmother baking, making crafts and visiting friends and neighbors. Joyce’s time with her grandson was precious to her and she cherished every moment, every shared smile and every milestone with him.
Joyce is survived by her husband, John Edward Brinegar, of the home in Wellsville; her sons, Joseph Edward Brinegar of Wellsville, Jeffrey Allen Brinegar of Columbia, and Jerald Wayne Brinegar and his wife, Deidre, of Wellsville; a grandson, Jared Wesley Brinegar, of Wellsville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Donna Marie and Ronald L. Smith of Curryville, Barbara Jean and Gene Graves of Laddonia, and Janice Sue and Edward Reading of Curryville; an aunt, Alma DeLancey, of Mexico; in addition to several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilber and Evelyn Rentfro.
Memorials are suggested to the Wellsville Cemetery Association in care of the Myers Funeral Home, 203 East Bates Street, Wellsville, MO 63384.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at