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Joyce Ann Wood Speelman, 64 of Glen Burnie, Maryland; passed away May 28, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri.
Born in 1954 to James and Shirley Wood, Joyce grew up in Kansas City with her brothers David and Roger. She graduated from Platte County R-3 High School in 1972. She was a member of choir, band and pom pom squad. She also performed in numerous theatrical productions. She attended Northwest Missouri State, graduating in 1978 with a BS in Education and major in Music. She was a member of The Tower Choir and Music Sorority. She loved children and teaching them about the wonders of music. She retired from teaching in 2016. She was an accomplished musician. In her free time she enjoyed reading, listening to music, cooking, needlepoint, and snuggling her cats. She loved going to the beach and reading in the surf.
Joyce was a wonderful mother to her two children Anne and Andrew, and a great friend to many. She loved spending time with her family and was looking forward to one day being a grandma. She was warm and would ways greet you with a warm smile and a joke. She was known for her quick wit and ability to tell a funny story.
She was preceded in death by her mother Shirley Wood. She is survived by her children daughter Anne (Andrew), son Andrew, father Jim Wood (Mary Lynn), Brothers David (Chris) and Roger (Diane) and two nephews, three nieces and four grandnieces.
In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to The Maryland SPCA, VH1’s Save the Music or the American Diabetes Association.
Funeral services will be held at 11 o’clock am, Saturday, June 9, 2018 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Glen Burnie, Maryland. Visitation will be held at 10 o’clock am, June 9, 2018 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Glen Burnie, Maryland. Mrs. Speelman was born May 28, 1954 in Aberdeen, Maryland.