ESTHERVILLE – Funeral services for Joyce Peton, 90, of Estherville will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at First Presbyterian Church in Estherville with Pastor Chad Enzs and Pastor Kennen Barber-Enzs officiating. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville. Interment will be at East Side Memorial Cemetery in Estherville.
She died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at her home in Estherville.
Joyce A. (McKean) Peton, the daughter of Charles and Emma (Steele) McKean, was born Oct. 30, 1923, in Welcome, Minn.
She graduated from Seneca High School. Joyce then attended Iowa State Teachers College and Mankato State University.
In 1958, she was united in marriage to Richard Peton. Joyce taught school in Spirit Lake, Graettinger and Gruver. For hobbies, Joyce enjoyed genealogy, traveling, doll collecting and cooking.
Joyce was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Estherville.
Left to cherish Joyce’s memory is her husband, Richard; three sons, Richard D. Peton, John C. Peton (Robyn Tyler) and Jeffrey A. Peton, all of Estherville; sister, Gertrude (Calvin) Jensen, of Armstrong and brother-in-law, Harry Helgason, of Independence, Mo.
Preceding Joyce in death are her parents; brothers, Merton, Keith and James and sisters, Mary Jean Helgason, Dorothy Helgason and Margola McKean. Online condolences may be sent to www.henryolsonfuneral.com