Joyce Hall

Joyce Hall

Joyce Hall
January 2, 1930 – December 3, 2022
Montezuma, Iowa | Age 92

Joyce Rempp Hall, 92, of Montezuma, entered her heavenly home on December 3, 2022 at the UnityPoint Grinnell Regional Medical Center. Joyce was born to Paul & Claudine Crisman Rempp on the family farm north of Barnes City, IA on January 2, 1930.

Joyce was surrounded in her last few days by her seven children following a wheelchair mishap earlier in the week. Her children were blessed to give needed care and support for Joyce to live out final years at the family acreage on the west side of Montezuma.

Joyce loved being outdoors with her dad doing chores, caring for the animals and playing with neighbors.

School days were spent with her brother Bill at Jackson #2, ½ mile from their home. Joyce attended high school in Montezuma where she graduated in 1947 and then attended Cedar Falls State Teachers College. This year enabled her to teach at the country school across from the rural Madison Church of Christ northwest of Brooklyn. It was there that she met Don Hall, the brother of one of her students.

Joyce and Don were married July 6th, 1949.

The summer of 1953, Joyce was stricken with the polio virus that paralyzed both legs, left hand and weakened her entire body. She was pregnant with their 3rd daughter at that time. Joyce spent a year in hospitals in Des Moines & Denver regaining strength and learning to walk w/ the aid of Kinney sticks. She & Don went on to have 4 more children following her paralysis. She was a living testament to God’s strength made perfect through weakness – as she demonstrated uncanny strength, perseverance, and joy despite the challenges she faced every day.

Being an active member of the Jackson Church of Christ gave Joyce much enjoyment, as truly Jesus was her joy of living as she taught Sunday School, Vacation Bible School and sang in different groups. Joyce also enjoyed being a member of the rural Beulah Club and the Mothers Club in Montezuma. Joyce was always up for a board game with grandchildren and great grandchildren and even until her death she would win her share of the games. She enjoyed spending hours each day on her favorite pastime of scrap & photo booking, with photos and clippings spread over the kitchen table up until her last days. With their big family of seven children, many photo books have been filled and still enjoyed through the years. Following their children’s many school activities was a highlight for Joyce and Don over the years as she made it to every event possible. Her beautiful smile and positive outlook on life radiated to everyone who met her.

Joyce leaves behind many happy memories to their 7 children: Cyndy Smith of Stockbridge, GA, Becky (& Jim) Bilbro of Shelbina, MO, Shari (& John) McWilliams of Montezuma, Karen Murillo of Montezuma, Rick Hall of Indianapolis, IN, Rhonda (& David) Steele of Washington and Jeff (& Melanie) Hall of Urbandale. Also, 19 grandchildren who brought so much fun and laughter to Hall Hill: Paul Smith; Jason, Chris & Jeff Bilbro; Jade, Ciara & Alexa Murillo; Scott, Gabe, Austin & Will Hall; Shannon, Paige & Colin Steele; Macy, Wesley Bryce, Elyse & Lindsay Hall. It was an open door to the Hall house as kids, grandchildren and great grandchildren would come to visit often and nothing made Joyce happier than to have her family in and out. An extra bonus was the 21 great-grandchildren that Joyce was blessed to spend time with.
She is also survived by sister-in-law, Marjorie Rempp; sister-in-law, Carol Klein; brother-in-law Jack (Kathie) Hall; a special family friend, Ken Smith and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald Hall; her brother, Bill Rempp; brother-in-law Norman (Frances) Hall; sister-in-law Miriam (Ernie) Andes; and brother-in-law Marvin Klein.

Funeral services will begin at 10:30 am Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at the Jackson Church of Christ in Montezuma.
Burial will be held in the Jackson Township Cemetery in Montezuma.
A luncheon will follow in the fellowship hall of the church.
Visitation will be held Monday, December 5, 2022 at the Holland-Coble Funeral Home with the family present from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Teen Serve or Hope Haven Rwanda (a Christian school in the heart of Africa serving 1500 vulnerable children and their families. Joyce’s granddaughter, Paige, works here and it has been a source of inspiration to Joyce.)

Holland-Coble Funeral Home of Montezuma is in charge of arrangements.

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