Joyce E. Wild

Joyce Elaine Wild, 85, Barnard, died Sunday, December 15, 2019. She was born on February 9, 1934, the youngest of 10 children born to John and Dorothy Wild. She graduated from Lincoln High School and worked at Salina Retailers Association in Salina.

She married Jarvis O’Neill on Friday March 26, 1954, at the Presbyterian church in Lincoln and they shared 54 years together. After their wedding, she became a farmer’s wife and mother and later helped with O’Neill Auction Co. In 1984, Mom and Dad both gave their lives to the Lord.

They were parents to six children. Nancy (Gilbert) Altman, Elaine (Dean) Hageman, Jarvis Paul (Gina), Joe (Beth), Penny (Chris) Bell, Marie (Ken) Branda; 21 grandchildren and 38 great grandchildren.

She loved fishing, reading, gardening, crocheting and sewing. She made three of her four daughters’ wedding gowns and loved to make Raggedy Ann & Andy dolls for her grandchildren.

Those preceding her in death are her parents and husband, Jarvis; Siblings, Wilbur, Fay (infant), Sara (Maggie), Ruby, Edith, Johnny, Dorothy(baby) and Emma Lou.

Survivors include her sister Beth Reiss, Calif., all her children, grandchildren and great- grandchildren.

Funeral services were Monday, Dec. 23 at Wilson Family Funeral Home, Minneapolis. Burial followed in Milo Cemetery, Barnard. Memorials may be made to Solomon Valley Hospice.

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