Anita “Joyce” Hanshue (Griffeth, Limbacher)




Born: November 19, 1931
Death: August 4, 2016

Anita “Joyce” Hanshue (Griffeth, Limbacher), age 84 of Lowell, passed away Thursday, August 4, 2016. She was born on November 19, 1931 to Carl and Bertha Limbacher of Grand Rapids, MI. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Hanshue; and her identical twin sister, Donna “Jean” Luce (Limbacher). Joyce graduated from South High School in Grand Rapids, MI, Class of 1950. She raised and showed German Shepherds and Dalmatians under the kennel name “Newsprint Dalmatians”, winning top honors in the show ring as a professional handler for her dogs and others. Throughout her life, she served as Vice President of Grand Rapids Kennel Club, was on the Board of Directors and an Inspector of “Pony of Americas” (POA), and assisted in bringing the first POA into Michigan. She was a past member of the Michigan Cloverleaf Barrel Racers Assoc., and enjoyed rodeos. She volunteered her time at the Grand Rapids Republican Headquarters during the Reagan/Bush Campaigns. Joyce assisted her elderly friends to doctors appointments and on errands.  She also volunteered as a “Cub Scout Mom” and 4-H Mom.  Joyce worked as a Kelly Girl doing secretarial work, CNA, Antique shops and Birchwood Floral in Lowell.  She enjoyed time with her friends of Kentree Polo Club, and was an assistant time-keeper for polo matches. She is survived and will be missed by her six children, Barton J. Griffeth, Curtis L. Griffeth, Byron “Ross” (Tami) Griffeth, Dee Ann (Randy) Wilcox, Kerry L. Pry and Paula K. Griffeth; grandchildren, Scott A. Koster, Matthew J. Koster, Cara D. (Ryan) Wilcox-Green, Rachelle L. Wilcox, Cody J. Pry, Austin T. Pry, Frederick C. Griffeth, Margaret E. Griffeth; great-grandchildren Shane Koster, Wyatt Koster and Isabella Wilcox. She dearly loved her friends & family.  Per her request, a private family service was held August 7, 2016.  Joyce enjoyed animals of all kinds. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Humane Society of your choice.

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