Joyce A. Sis, 77, of North Platte, passed away July 23, 2018, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Joyce was born on April 5, 1941, in Atwood, Kansas, to Kenneth and Erma (Fleischacker) McDougal. She grew up on the farm near Ludell, Kansas, where she loved working with her Pop. Joyce followed him around helping with chores from sun up to sun down. She graduated with the Atwood High School class of 1959.
She married Dennis M. Sis on Aug. 8, 1959, in Atwood, who she met on a blind date. The couple lived in Stratton, Max, McCook, Kearney, Grant, Ogallala and finally North Platte.
Her family was the center of her life and Joyce will be remembered as a wonderful wife, mother, sister and grandmother. Joyce always had a huge garden, full of flowers and vegetables. She spent countless hours in her flower garden and was known by many for her beautiful flowers.
She loved following her children and grandchildren’s sporting activities. She was a lover of animals, especially her cats, dog, Oscar, and was a die-hard Bill Elliott NASCAR fan. She will be remembered for her wonderful giggle.
Preceding her in death were her parents; husband; brother, Jim McDougal; and an infant grandson, Jay Sis.
Survivors include her children, Greg (Cheri) Sis, Terry (Cori) Sis, both of Elsie, Pam (Don Jorgensen) Neff of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Tam (Terry) Kuenle of North Platte; grandchildren, Jyll (Travis) Hansen of Broken Bow, Nikki (Brent) Downey of North Platte, Cameron (Katie) Sis of Elsie, Carlie Sis of Chicago, Illinois, Jenni Sis of Detroit, Michigan, Kelan Sis of Elsie, Ryan Kuenle, Allison Kuenle, Alex Neff, Peyton Neff, all of North Platte, and Derek Sis of Elsie; great-grandchildren, Jackson, Lauryn, and Colten Hansen of Broken Bow, and Ava and Owen Downey of North Platte; son-in-law, P.D. Neff of North Platte; and siblings, Janice (Fred) Pianalto of Carlton, Minnesota, Jeri (Eldon) Pickett of Lawrence, Kansas, and Joan McDougal of Glendale, Arizona.
Memorials are suggested to the North Platte Animal Shelter or Fur the Love of Paws. Online condolences may be shared at adamsswanson.com.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 26, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Matthew Nash as celebrant. Inurnment will follow lunch at Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. today, July 25, at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.