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August 21, 2013

Joyce French Reagan, 81; Jeffersonville

— A memorial Mass for Joyce French Reagan, 81, Jeffersonville, will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Jeffersonville. She died Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, at her home, after a lengthy illness.

 She was born Jan. 31, 1932 in Louisville, the daughter of Gus and Carrie French.

Left to cherish her unrivaled memories are her husband of 60 years, William; her children, Kathleen Russ and her husband, Scott, James Reagan and wife, Rebecca, Susan Monihon and husband, John and Paul Reagan; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Don French and a grandson, Nathaniel James Reagan.

 Joyce loved unconditionally and was loved by all she met. We have been so blessed to have had her influence enriching our lives. In her earlier years, she was a religious education teacher, she was active in the CYO and she was one of the original volunteers in the creation of the Community Kitchen.

The family would like to thank Hosparus for the loving care they gave Joyce and in particular Joan and Kim who held our hands every step of the way. And to the many people who stepped forward to make Joyce’s life so rich and full with phone calls, visits, cards, prayers, and food.

A celebration of her  life will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, at

Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Cremation was chosen, following her wishes. Expressions of sympathy can be made in Joyce’s name to Day Spring Foundation (Residential Adult Care), 3430 Day Spring Court Louisville, KY. 40213. Envelopes will be provided at the church or Southern Indiana Hosparus.  

E.M. Coots’ and Sons Funeral Home, Jeffersonville, is in charge of arrangements.

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