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Maggie Joyce, originally of St. Louis, died on June 14, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer.  Maggie was born in 1960 and attended St. Joan of Arc grade school, Bishop DuBourg high school and the State University of New York at Purchase.  At the time of her death she was a flight attendant for American Airlines. Maggie was preceded in death by her father John A. (Jack) Joyce and her mother Nellene C. (Zeis) Joyce, both former Aldermen for the City of St. Louis.  Those left to cherish her memory include her longtime partner Robert Joyner, her sister Jennifer M. Joyce (Kevin Corcoran), and her brothers John P. Joyce (Karen) of Buffalo, New York and James E. Joyce of St. Louis.  Maggie is also survived by her six nieces and nephews who were the apple of her eye and countless dear friends.

In keeping with Maggie’s wishes a memorial service will be held at Mid-American Buddhist Association (MABA) in Augusta, Missouri on July 9th at 10:00 a.m.   All are welcome to join Maggie’s family and friends at this event.  There will be no public visitation.  In lieu of flowers, it was Maggie’s wish that contributions be made to Lucky K9 Rescue (www.lucky9.org) or her beloved faith community, MABA (www.maba-usa.org/give/ ).

Memorial service details from MABA Facebook page:

The memorial service and inurnment for our dear sister and MABA sangha member, Xiǎngě Púsà Maggie Joyce, will take place at 10:00 am on July 8th, at Mid-America Buddhist Assn. (MABA) Monastery, 299 Heger Ln., Augusta, MO. All are welcome to attend, and to join us for lunch after services. Please contact Stacey at office@maba-usa.org if you will be attending, so that MABA may prepare accordingly. The monastery requests that guests please dress modestly, covering both knees and shoulders.

Directions: From I-64 west, take Exit 10 (St. Charles) and turn left onto Hwy. 94 (westbound). Continue on Hwy. 94 for approximately 16 miles to Augusta, and turn right onto Schindler Rd. (please do not use Heger). Turn right at the MABA sign, and head slowly downhill. The parking lot will be to the left (follow arrow), and you will be directed to the Blue Lotus House. The drive to MABA from I-64/Hwy. 94 is less than 30 minutes, and guests should plan to arrive between 9:30am – 9:45am.