She was born Feb. 18, 1939, in Spring Valley, N.Y., to John and Martha (Hoage) Stysly. On July 3, 1980, she married Duane E. Piper.
Joyce was an insurance agent in Hallandale, Fla., from 1974 to 2000. From 1987 to 2000 she was also the owner of Piper & Piper Insurance Agency. She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary Post #286 and Women of the Moose, both at North Manchester.
She is survived by her husband; one son: Mark (Karen Whitt) Drotch, North Manchester; one daughter: Mrs. Donald (Cindy) Cook, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; three grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and four step-great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by one brother and one step son.
Visitation will take place from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. May 31, at Congregational Christian Church, 310 N. Walnut St., North Manchester. Funeral services will be at 5:30 p.m. May 31, at the church. Pastor J. P. Freeman and Pastor Benjamin Bolin will officiate.
For those who wish to honor the memory of Joyce C. Piper, memorial contributions may be made to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Research, PO Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309 or Animal Shelter of Wabash County, 810 Manchester Ave., Wabash, IN 46992. Arrangements entrusted to McKee Mortuary, North Manchester.