Joyce C. Moore, 83, of Winona Lake, Ind., passed away at 2:53 p.m. Thursday, May 22, 2014, at Grace Village Healthcare, Winona Lake.
Joyce was born July 19, 1930, in Fort Wayne, Ind., to Benjamin H. and Lona B. (Randall) Cain. She was a 1948 graduate of Oakwood High School in Dayton, Ohio. Joyce and Bruce R. Moore were joined in holy matrimony Aug. 27, 1950, in Dayton, Ohio. They would spend their entire marriage serving God.
Joyce and Bruce were missionaries in south Texas from 1951 until they were accepted for missionary service in 1953 with Wycliffe Bible Translators. They left for Ecuador in 1956. Joyce taught phonics and literacy there for 38 years retiring in 1998. And for over 35 years Bruce and Joyce translated the New Testament of the Bible and an abridgment of the Old Testament into the language of the Tsachi people of western Ecuador. Although the Moore’s retired in 1998, she continued consultancy work with Wycliffe from their home in Dallas, Texas.
She is survived by two daughters: Rebecca (German) Rhon, Ecuador; Carol Shaw, Garland, Texas; two sons: Stephen (Princene) Moore, Warsaw, Ind.; Reverend Paul (Karisse) Moore, Silver City, N.M.; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; and her brother: Jarvis Cain, Maryland.
She was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 63 years; and an infant brother: Randall David Cain.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, May 23, at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw. Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 24, at The Country Church, 2951 E. 9B Road, Bourbon, Ind. Burial will take place in Ecuador at a later date.
The family has asked that gifts in Joyce’s memory be directed to Wycliffe Bible Translators, PO Box 628200, Orlando, Florida 32862-8200
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