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Joyce Arlene Golden, 72, died Sunday, Oct. 29, at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Milford.
She was born April 12, 1945, in Kokomo, to Gerald and Lola (Slabaugh) Mast.
On May 30, 1971, she married Jerry Golden in Kokomo. He survives along with two children, Julie Golden, Fort Wayne, and Jason (Andrea) Golden, New Paris; four grandchildren, Chelsie (Nathan) Penner, Jonathon Bigler, Brittany (Darrick) Braun and Carson Golden; great-granddaughter, Abigail Penner; sister, Waneta (Don) Haarer, Goshen; brother, Weldon (Linda) Mast, Kokomo; and brother-in-law, Clifford Frey, Goshen.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Wanda Frey.
Mrs. Golden moved to Goshen in 1971 from Kokomo and worked at Greencroft for 25 years, retiring in 2007. A 1963 graduate of Clay Township High School, she did a year of voluntary service in Eureka, Illinois. Prior to her marriage, she worked as a unit secretary at St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo.
Friends may call Thursday, Nov. 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, and one hour prior to the 10 a.m. funeral service Friday, at Waterford Mennonite Church. Pastors Neil Amstutz and Cindy Voth will officiate.
Burial will follow at South Union Cemetery, Nappanee.
Memorials may be given to Waterford Mennonite Church.
Online condolences may be shared at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.
Published on October 30, 2017
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