Joyce Stout, age 88 of Kadoka, S.D., died Monday, February 20, 2012, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Joyce Elaine Parkinson was born June 3, 1923, in Hitchcock, S.D., the daughter of Sidney and Hazel Ellen (Barnes) Parkinson. At the age of five, she moved with her parents to Kadoka, where she grew up and received her education. Joyce graduated from Kadoka High School in 1941.
In 1941, Joyce was united in marriage to Charles W. Vice and to this union one son, William K., was born. Charles was killed in France during WWII in 1944.
Joyce was united in marriage to Richard G. Stout in 1946, and to this union was born one son, Terry L. Stout. Richard spent 32 years in the military so they were stationed at many different Air Force bases. They retired in 1972 and moved back to Kadoka, where they made their home. Richard preceded her in death in 1991. After her husband’s death, Joyce continued to make her home in Kadoka, where she has since resided.
Joyce was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church USA and the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed golfing, trap shooting, bowling and gardening. She was very active with the Military Wives Club and also the community of Kadoka.
Joyce leaves two sons, William K. “Bill” Stout and his wife, Paulett Taggart of San Francisco, Calif., and Terry L. Stout of Kadoka; two brothers, Lawrence “Larry” Parkinson and his wife, Alvina, of Kadoka and Ernest Lynn “Butch” Parkinson of Irene; two sisters, Sydne Lenox of Kadoka and June Starkjohann and her husband, Floyd, of Windsor, Colo.; and a host of other relatives and friends.
In addition to her first husband, Charles W. Vice, and her second husband, Richard G. “Dick” Stout, Joyce was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Jerald Parkinson.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 23, at the Rush Funeral Chapel in Kadoka.
Graveside services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Friday, February 24, at the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, with Pastor Gary McCubbin officiating.
A memorial is established to the Kadoka Care Center or “Save The Pearl Fund” for the Pearl Hotel of Kadoka.
Rush Funeral Chapel of Kadoka is in charge of arrangements.
Her online guestbook is available at www.rushfuneralhome.com