Joyce Belle Causbie Lape, daughter of the late Fred Causbie and Eva Haynes Causbie, was born on Dec. 8, 1922, in Ash Flat, Ark., and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2006, at the age of 83.
Mrs. Lape was a housewife, affiliated with the Dexter First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and a resident of Malden.
On March 3, 1939, she was united in marriage to Amil Stewart Lape in Piggott, Ark. Mr. Lape preceded her in death on Nov. 18, 1998.
Survivors include two daughters, Wanda Thomason and Norma Hartsfield, both of Malden; one brother, Roy Causbie of Kennett; four sisters, Mattie Carroll of Kennett, Willeen Tuggle of St. Louis, Dorothy Nash of Holcomb, and Bessie Henson of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; five grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Hubert Causbie; and one sister, Nellie Welch.
Visitation was held from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2006, in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Funeral services were conducted at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Vaughn Wright and minister David McElwain officiating.
Interment followed in the Sikeston Memorial Park Cemetery.
The family has requested that memorials be made to the Missouri Southern Health Care (SDS ICU), c/o Judy in Dexter, Missouri.