Joyce I Veazey

Joyce Ilene Veazey, 75, of Raytown, Missouri passed away April 29, 2020, at St. Luke’s Hospital on the Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri. Mrs. Veazey was born Joyce Crouch in that same hospital on October 28, 1944.     An online memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm,  Saturday, May 9, 2020, via Zoom. If you are interested in attending contact her husband at

Joyce grew up in the Kansas City area where she attended Shawnee Mission North High School until 1962. She enjoyed her careers as a bank teller and then as a medical/psychiatric assistant. More than once when her children needed her at home she created her own child care business. She had a love of horses and a passion for creating art; but her greatest passion was people. Before she was five minutes in a room she had made a new friend. She loved being involved with her children and later spending time with her grandchildren. She enjoyed being active in her art group and encouraging other artists; and the prayer group she started with her friends in 1968 is still together after 50 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Curtis and Vergie Crouch, and her brothers, Robert (“Bob”) and Jerry Crouch.

Survivors include her husband of 46 years, David Veazey; her daughters, Kimberly Veazey-McCrory and Kassandra Wise; her sons, Christopher and Joshua Veazey, as well as eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions are suggested to  Harvesters at or to the Heifer Project at causes that Joyce felt very strongly about.

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  1. Betty Stein on May 7, 2020 at 12:53 pm

    Joyce will be missed by her family and her friends. I painted beside her at our Wednesday class. I will miss her smile and her friendship.

  2. Cyndi Nance Denham-Ray on May 7, 2020 at 12:59 pm

    Joyce babysat me awhile and I have always remembered her. My heart goes out to this family. Hugs.

  3. Kim Sincox on May 7, 2020 at 3:48 pm

    I painted with Joyce. She was a sweet, friendly and talented lady. She will be missed.

  4. Lisa (Gish) Sweeney on May 7, 2020 at 5:56 pm

    I always enjoyed hanging at the house and visiting with David, Joyce, and the boys when I lived down the street growing up. I have a particular memory of going through a cookbook she had and handwriting many of the recipes for future use when I was older. I still have those pages today. I’m sorry for the loss of such a wonderful lady. Condolences to her entire family.

  5. Sheri So on May 7, 2020 at 6:56 pm

    Joyce was a rare jewel to this world. She encouraged me to participate in art shows and be more outgoing. Joyce always welcomed me with open arms and the best hugs I’ve ever received! She truly was a beautiful person and I’m blessed to have met her.

  6. Mary Hamby on May 7, 2020 at 8:20 pm

    David, sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

  7. Ken and Susan Weiss on May 7, 2020 at 10:04 pm

    Dear David and family so very for your loss. She was such a joy to know. She will be missed. Love her creative personality and enjoyed her laugh. She always had a way to include others and went out of her to help others feel welcome. My husband and I look up to the Veazey’s family when we lived in KC and attended Broadway Chuch. Praying for you during this time??
    Sincerely, Ken and Susan Weiss

  8. Donna Hanna on May 8, 2020 at 2:10 am

    Joyce has been a great friend and neighbor. We painted together for awhile and both belonged to the same art organizations. She was a kind, caring individual whose eyes and smile lit up the room when she shared pictures of her family and grandchildren. She will be missed by many.

  9. Sherri Williamson on May 8, 2020 at 5:10 pm

    David and family, I’m very sorry for your loss, Joyce was amazing.when I moved here I met Joyce and she had me in three different art groups, many adventures, but mostly she made everyone feel like they belonged to her heart. I love you Joyce.

  10. Sharon Wagner on May 11, 2020 at 10:58 am

    Joyce was in my art group. She was always enthusiastic about everyone’s art and encouraging. She also enjoyed her own projects. What a pleasure to have known her.

  11. Dawn Thomas on May 13, 2020 at 8:02 am

    Joyce a dear friend to me. However, Joyce befriended EVERYONE with her cheerful attitude and true caring nature.
    She will be sorely missed as our long time Secretary of the Raytown Artists Association. She was a tireless worker and much of the 10 year success of the Annual Art Show was due to her. Joyce made sure every artist was welcomed and appreciated. She was our “Garage Sale Guru”- organizing and holding sales to benefit our Senior Art Scholarships.
    Dawn Thomas

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