Joyce Marie Hammel

National City, Michigan
December 10, 1935 - July 5, 2019


A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Obituary Notice

Joyce Marie Hammel (nee La Barge)

Age 83, of National City, Michigan formerly of Mt. Morris Township died at her home under the loving care of her family and hospice. She was born the daughter of Earl and Hermie (nee Beamer) La Barge on December 10, 1935 in Flint, Michigan. Joyce was a graduate of Flushing High School and Comptometer school in 1954. Joyce married her best friend Richard A. Hammel on January 28, 1955 and together they shared 64 ½ years and raised four children. She worked at GM Ternsteadt Plant for 2 years, she was a Teacher’s Aid at Beecher School for 2 years, and was Treasurer for Mt. Morris Township for 8 years. She was a member of the Beecher Booster Club and active in the Beecher community. She enjoyed fishing, traveling, casinos and snowmobiling. Joyce is survived by her husband, Richard and four children, Theresa (Dennis) Miller, Richard E. (Debra) Hammel, Susan (Mark) Hart and Cheryl (John) Bennett; 13 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren; two brothers, Fred (Ella) La Barge, Donald La Barge (missing in action in Korea) and her sister, Janet (James) Tomalia. Memorial contributions may be made to “Donate Life of America” or a charity of your choice. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Condolences may be shared at The family would like to extend its sincere appreciation to Compassus Family, especially to nurse Angie, nurse Heather and Aide Heather.


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Our deepest condolences to your entire family. May she rest peacefully now. 🙏🙏🙏
— Kelli (Koulchar) Zaranek family of Big Island Lk
Our deepest sympathy to the entire family. Sorry we cannot be there in person to help comfort you. Sending prayers and hugs to help you through this time of sorrow.
— Laurie and Kevin Lobdell and the boys
My deepest sympathy to all of you. Joyce was such a beautiful lovely lady. I will always keep her memory in my heart. Please know you are in my prayers and thoughts.
— Debbie Provoast
Sorry to hear the news about your sister. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
— Dick and Lori Frederick

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