Funeral services for Joyce Lacey-Kenney, 83, Clinton business woman, were held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 5, 2016 in the First Christian Church, officiated by Doyle Kinney. Burial followed in the Clinton Cemetery, under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.
Joyce Carol (Brown) Lacey-Kenne was born April 9, 1933 to Jim A. Brown and Velma V. (Barton) Brown in Shattuck, OK and passed away Thursday, June 30, 2016 in the Alliance Health Clinton Hospital.
Joyce started school in Pampa, Texas and the family later moved to Durham, OK where she attended school. She was married to Stoney Lacey on November 2, 1950 in Cheyenne, OK. Stoney was in the military and she completed her schooling and graduated in 1951. They made their first home in Lawton and she began her working career at a department store. They later moved to Durham and owned and operated a grocery store as well as moving on to Custer City where they also operated a grocery store/cafe. Joyce worked as a receptionist for the Lingenfelter Clinic and in 1964, the family moved to Clinton where she started working for the Oklahoma Bank and Trust. She started as a teller and then became a loan secretary. At the time of her retirement, she held the position of Loan Administration Officer, retiring after 30 years of service. Stoney preceded her in death and she later married Melvin Kenney in November of 2006 in Clinton.
She was a longtime faithful and active member of the First Christian Church. She was an avid basketball fan and loved watching college ball as well as the Thunder. She liked playing cards, bowling, softball and spent many hours raising money for the children's organization St. Jude. She was an active member of Epsilon Sigma Alpha chapter Beta PSI and served on the local and state levels.
She was a member of the Red Hatters, PEO, Christian Women's Fellowship and Business Professional Women's Club and served on numerous other committees and fundraisers.
She is survived by her husband, Melvin of the home; daughters, Sparla Dick and husband, Curtis of Winfield, KS and Charlene Butler and husband, Dr. Jack of Edmond, OK; a son, Dale Vineyard of Eakly, OK and daughters, Vickie Kenney of Weatherford, OK and Kay Schoeppel of Fairview, OK.
She is also survived by grandchildren, Shanna Jager and husband, Chad of Manhattan, KS, Aaron Dick and wife, Lyndsay of Shawnee, KS, Amber Cummins and husband, Michael of OKC, OK, Sarah Butler of Edmond, Aleah Butler of Edmond and Angel Morton and husband, Steve of OKC, OK, Chacey Schoeppe of Edmond and 8 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.