Joyce Mirus, 51, of Mulberry, Ark., died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013 in Alma, Ark. Joyce was born March 26, 1962, in Oklahoma City to Gerald and Cleo Ruth (Cravins) Wilson. Joyce graduated from Poteau High School and spent most of her life there. She worked at Gerber and also at Whirlpool for 25 years. Joyce was preceded in death by her mother, Cleo; sister, Laura Wilson; and grandparents, Howard and Bertha Wilson, Mattie Moore and Otto Cravins.
Survivors include her husband, Darrell of the home; three sons, Corey and wife Amber Morrow of Alma, Marcus Mirus and Jayce Mirus of the home; stepdaughter, Michelle Mirus of Fort Smith, Ark.; stepson, James Mirus of Kibler, Ark.; her father, Gerald Wilson; sisters, Linda DeWitt of Fort Smith and Karen Aary of Pocola; brother, Dean Wilson (DeWitt) of Pocola; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and loved ones.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at Evans Memorial Chapel in Pocola with the Rev. Jim Cook officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery, Poteau. Pallbearers will be Kyle Cooper, Jay Mirus, Rodney Boerjan, Jerry Reynolds, Howard Blankenship and Ricky Ryburn.
Family visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Evans and Miller Funeral Home in Pocola.