Clarissa Joyce Tucker, age 85 of Broken Bow, died Jan. 30, 2011, at the Jennie Melham Medical Center at Broken Bow. Funeral services were Feb. 2, 2011, at the First Christian Church in Broken Bow with the Rev. Dan Rowlison officiating.
Clarissa Joyce (Tvrs) Tucker was born July 18, 1925, in Lincoln, and later adopted by Joseph Paul and Edith May (Nelms) Tvrs. Joyce was raised in the Westerville area, attended Lamphear grade school, and graduated from Westerville High School in 1943.
She attended Kearney State College then taught in several rural schools for 15 years. In 1967, she began teaching third grade at Anselmo-Merna School for 20 years, retiring in 1987.
Clarissa Joyce Tvrs and Marion Seth Tucker were united in marriage June 11, 1950, and lived on the Charles Arnold farm north of Westerville. To this union two sons, David Leroy and Delmar Gene were born.
In 1970, due to Marion's health, they sold their farm and moved to Merna, and in 1988 moved into her father’s home in Broken Bow.
Joyce was a member of the First Christian Church, CWF, taught Bible school and Sunday school classes. She joined the Sunset Rebekah Lodge in 1977, transferred to the Broken Bow Rebekah Lodge Nov. 15, 1991. She was president of the Broken Bow Area Retired Teachers for several years.
Joyce especially enjoyed being with family, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her home was always open to friends for a visit over a cup of coffee. Joyce will be missed by her family and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Joe and May Tvrs, and husband Marion in 2005.
Survivors include sons David and Delmar; grandchildren, Hayley and husband Evan Quidachay-Swan, Preston and wife Alicia Tucker, Derrick and wife Megan Tucker, Amy and husband John Spangler, Tiffany and Breanna Tucker; great- granddaughters, Tahnna Nokes, Miranda Tucker and Chloe Spangler; sister-in-law, Maxine Fouch; several neices, nephews and a host of friends.
Interment was in the Broken Bow Cemetery with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to the Donor's Choice.