Joyce Ann Handy Peters Listebarger

Joyce Ann Handy Peters Listebarger, age 72 of Tecumseh, died Friday, March 2, 2018 at Hospice of Lenawee, Hospice Home surrounded by her family.  She was born April 27, 1945 in Tecumseh, the daughter of the late Fred William and Elsie May (Bancroft) Handy.  She married Arthur J. Peters on April 13, 1968 and Elmer G. Listebarger on August 10, 1984, both have preceded her in death.

Joyce loved her work and meeting new people. She waitressed for many years at Bauer Manor, Country House and Red Lobster, retiring in 1998. With her husbands she enjoyed riding motorcycles. Traveling, dancing, photography and cake decorating were just a few of the hobbies that she found enjoyment in.  Her family and friends and the time they spent together is what she loved most in life.

Joyce is survived by her sisters, Doris Bauer of Clinton and Helen Handy of Tecumseh; two brothers, Robert Handy of Tecumseh and David (Dorothy) Handy of Blissfield; and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Herbert, Donald, and Russell Handy, two sisters, Frances Handy and Betty Downard and her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Benita and Issac Listebarger.

In honor of her wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Saturday March 10, 2018 at 1 p.m. at Tecumseh United Methodist Church with Rev. Mark Miller and Jeff Handy officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Inurnment will be in Tipton Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Arrangements are under the care of the Tecumseh Chapel of Handler Funeral Homes. Condolences may be offered to the family at


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