|Birth: ||Oct. 13, 1921|
|Death: ||Mar. 14, 2012|
Joyce Kirkland Seesing, 90, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., died Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday, March 17, at St. Mary Cathedral in Cape Girardeau with the Rev. Tom Kiefer officiating. Burial will follow at Cape County Memorial Park in Cape Girardeau.
Joyce was born in Waco, Texas, to the late Lewis Vernon and Sally Pearl Pennington Kirkland. She graduated from Waco High School in 1939 and went to work as an operator for Bell Telephone into the 1940s. She met J.T., who was a young Army Air Corps Flight Cadet. They were married Nov. 15, 1947, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Waco, and then moved to Cape Girardeau and started a family. Over the next 26 years, she acted as a consultant to J.T. at Cape Central Airways. After the sale of Cape Central, Joyce and J.T. worked together at Seesing Aviation Insurance into the 1990s. In addition to the Insurance Co., she was also a partner and bookkeeper for West Park Travel and volunteered as a secretary at St. Mary Cathedral in her spare time. Joyce was also a den mother and Girl Scout leader. She was a dedicated member of St. Mary Cathedral for 65 years.
Joyce was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, J.T, on Oct. 28, 2010; and brothers, Cecil Kirkland, who died piloting a B-24 during World War II, and Jack Kirkland.
Survivors include her sons, Paul "Chip" and wife, Debbie, of Cape Girardeau, David and wife, Pat, of China Spring, Texas, Gary and wife, Margaret, of Prairie Village, Kan., and Mark and wife, Elizabeth, of Cape Girardeau; daughters, Jean Harris and husband, Lester "Skip", and Betty Roth and husband, Tim, of Cape Girardeau; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Jane Kirkland, of Dallas; brother-in-law, Tom Elfrink, of Leopold, Mo.; as well as many nieces, nephews and Texas cousins; and a very dear friend of over 60 years Mrs. Ruth Evans.
Waco Tribune-Herald: 3/17/2012...Y8
John T. Seesing (1920 - 2010)*
Cape County Memorial Park Cemetery
Cape Girardeau County
Created by: Ruth M. Brown
Record added: Mar 17, 2012
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