Joyce M. (Miller) Nail

Joyce M. Nail, 87, of Clarion passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at Clarion Wellness and Rehabilitation Center in Clarion.

Funeral services for Joyce Nail will be held on Saturday, July 14, 2018 10:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 201 3rd Avenue Northeast in Clarion, with Reverend Mike Gudka officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Clarion.

Visitation will be held on Friday, July 13, 2018 from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Ewing Funeral Home, 1801 Central Avenue East, in Clarion and will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.

Joyce Marlene, the daughter of Christian and Gertrude (Hill) Miller was born February 19, 1931 in Hampton. She was raised and educated in Clarion, graduating from Clarion High School in 1949.

On August 20, 1950, Joyce was united in marriage to Wendell Nail. To this union, seven children were born. The couple farmed near Clarion for nearly 45 years.

Joyce worked various retail positions in Clarion over the years, including at Ramsey’s, Gamble’s, the Fashionette and at Coast to Coast.

Joyce enjoyed spending time with her family, was active as a member of the Clarion United Methodist Church, belonged to various ladies’ clubs, and was a 4-H Leader for a number of years. She enjoyed golfing and having coffee with the ladies. She and Wendell also loved spending the winters in Arizona for more than 20 years.

Joyce is survived by her children: Mike (Nancy) Nail of Clarion, Bruce (Cinda) Nail of Clarion, Jeff (Mary) Nail of Owatonna, Minnesota, Nancy (Brian) Ring of Clarion, Mark (Karen) Nail of Argyle, Texas, and Edward (Marlys) Nail of Webster City; grandchildren: Dawn Nail, Ryan (Jessica) Nail, Chad (Latischa) Nail, Lacey (Justin) Reed, Kevin (Bobbi) Ring, Matt (Megan) Ring, Sara (Nick) Kayser, Jessica (Chris) Pint, Ashley (Mike) Barton, Brittany Nail, Wyatt (Kelly) Church, and Bob (Sara) McNutt; great-grandchildren: Emerson, Corbin, Kipton, Laityn, Emily, Tyler, Kaeson, Karlee, Zoey, Kinley, Elsie, Calan, Mason, Connor, Mackenzie, Bobby, and Coleman; sisters: Florence Valen and Mildred Lyons; sisters-in-law Barb Nail, Joyce Fulton, and Fely Nail; along with numerous nieces, nephews, other family members, and friends.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, husband Wendell in 2009, and daughter JoAnn in infancy.



Date: Friday, July 13, 2018
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Where: Ewing Funeral Home – Clarion
1801 Central Avenue East, Clarion, Iowa 50525
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Date: Saturday, July 14, 2018
Time: 10:30 am
Where: United Methodist Church – Clarion
201 3rd Avenue North East, Clarion, Iowa 50525
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