Joyce Elaine Howrey

  • BORN: November 19, 1932
  • DIED: January 1, 2018
  • LOCATION: Plattsmouth, Nebraska

November 19, 1932 – January 1, 2018
Joyce Elaine (Leptien) Howrey age 85 of Plattsmouth, NE peacefully passed away on Monday, January 1, 2018 at her home.
She was born on November 19, 1932 to Bruno and Thelma Armenthia (Gregg) Leptien in Dodge, NE. Joyce was raised and schooled in Dodge and she graduated from Dodge High School with the class of 1950. After graduating from high school, she moved to Omaha, NE where she worked in the food service department at the Blackstone Hotel in Omaha. She met Ermal "Gene" Eugene Howrey and they were later married on August 29, 1953. Joyce and Gene made their home and raised their children in Plattsmouth. Joyce was a wife, mother, grandmother, homemaker, and she worked as a cook for the Plattsmouth Community Schools.
Joyce was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #365 Auxiliary and Lepert Wolever V.F.W. Post #2543 Auxiliary both of Plattsmouth.
She is survived by her son: Gregg Howrey of Millard, NE, four daughters: Pam Smith of La Vista, NE, Dee Becker and husband Gregg of Bellevue, NE, Kathy Brand and husband Steve of Alabaster, AL, Joni Ryan and husband Mike of Beaver Lake, NE, nine grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Bruno and Thelma Leptien, three grandchildren: Jessica Becker, Jordan Simpson, and Kaiden Smith, son-in-law: Rick Smith, two sisters, one brother, and her husband: Gene Howrey.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 P.M., Saturday, January 6, 2018 at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #365 in Plattsmouth.
The family suggests Memorials to the Make a Wish Foundation.
Services are entrusted to Roby Funeral Home, 346 Ave. A, Plattsmouth, NE 68048 (402) 296-3123

Celebration of Life
  • Saturday, January 06
    1:00 PM
  • Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #365
  • 209 S. 23rd St.
  • Plattsmouth, NE 68048
  • (402) 296-5257
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“ So sorry to hear of Joyce's passing. I spent many hours visiting with Joyce and Gene over the years and will miss her ornery demeanor and laugh. May...Read More »

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