Joyce A. Gray

Joyce A. Gray
January 22, 1939 – January 3, 2019

Preceded in death by parents, Paul and Monica Chleboun; brother, Tom. Survived by children: Mark Gray (Peter Szep), Debbie Knight (Doug), Michael Gray (Jim Gau), Dusk Sumpter (Jeremy); grandchildren: Andrew Knight (Amanda), Brianne Knight, Cole Sumpter, Jagger Sumpter; great-grandchildren: Amelia Knight, Augustus Knight, and Vaida Knight.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, January 12, 2019, from 9:30am to 10:30am at the West Center Chapel, followed by SERVICES at 10:30am. Interment: Saturday, 3pm at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Crete, NE.  Memorials to Nebraska Humane Society or JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation).



  • Lisa Joos Posted January 4, 2019 12:54 am

    Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted

  • KAY OEHM Posted January 4, 2019 10:06 am

    I knew Joyce from VNA. She was always friendly, nice and helpful. She was a lovely person. Condolences to her family. I know she will be greatly missed.

  • Marcy Knight Posted January 4, 2019 10:11 am

    Debbie & Family, Tom and I are so sorry for your loss, Joyce was always smiling and happy! We always enjoyed getting to see her when she stopped by for a visit! Prayer to your entire family. Love, Tom and Marcy

  • Warren and Loralea Rushton Posted January 4, 2019 10:29 am

    Our sympathy in the loss of your loved one. Upholding all in prayer

  • Anita and John Hahn Posted January 4, 2019 10:32 am

    Prayers for all of you. Our sympathies.

  • Suzy Wapnick’ Posted January 4, 2019 11:16 am

    We are so sorry for the loss of Joyce. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  • Mara Lea Broders Posted January 4, 2019 11:23 am

    My deepest sympathy to all your family. Joyce was a lovely person and she will be deeply missed. The reunions helped us all get reacquainted. She is with God now and waiting for her loved ones.

  • Carol and Jack Claton Posted January 4, 2019 11:50 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family as we remember the good she brought to the rest of us.

  • Anthony Harris Posted January 4, 2019 11:52 am

    Joyce was an active member of the Nebraska Human Service Association for a very long time. She was always a delightful and thoughtful person. I know that our organization will deeply miss her presence at our meetings and programs each month. = Prayers of comfort for the Family.

  • Trisha Gilles Wallet Posted January 4, 2019 12:29 pm

    May the warm memories surround you all with love and comfort.

  • DIANNE KUCERA COCHRANE Posted January 4, 2019 2:37 pm

    We feel so lucky to have had so lovely a person as part of our lives. Our sympathy to your family in your time of grief. May your love and precious memories see your through this time and into the future.

  • Sue Murray Posted January 4, 2019 3:09 pm

    My sincere condolences to Joyce’s family. I first met Joyce 40+ years ago when we were social work colleagues at UNMC. We’d bump into each other occasionally over the years, and I was always struck by her kind and gentle manner, and her deep commitment to our profession. May God hold her in the palm of his hand.

  • Marijane Stomberg Posted January 4, 2019 10:57 pm

    Debbie and Doug, Andrew & family, Brie & family, I send my deepest heartfelt sympathy for your loss. I only met Joyce a few times but was very taken by her grace, elegance, and kindness. It was easy to ascertain that she was a wonderful mother and grandmother and did such a great job of raising her wonderful children.

  • Jen Colgrove Posted January 6, 2019 8:50 pm

    I saw her help at comfort so many patients in need. I will miss her quick wit and caring nature. I feel blessed to have been able to work with her for several years at the VNA. My prayers of comfort go out to out to her family. Your loss is felt by many.

  • Mericke Christensen Posted January 9, 2019 7:27 am

    My deepest sympathies to the family and friends. I have worked with Joyce for many years at the VNA. I was always impressed by her professionalism, both in appearance and, more importantly, in action. She was a standard that others should strive to be. We were all better for knowing Joyce. She will be greatly missed.

  • Wade Standifer Posted January 10, 2019 1:50 pm

    What a wonderful soul. We loved being her neighbor and talking about our cats. She will be deeply missed.

  • Kathryn Piller Posted January 11, 2019 4:37 pm

    Joyce and Mary Hall were my friends for many years and they were both wonderful people. Thank Joyce and Mary for all you did for me and my daughters. Now you are angels together. You will never be forgotten by us.

  • Lori Chleboun Lierman Posted January 11, 2019 6:38 pm

    You are in my prayers!!
    What a great lady and always great to visit with her
    at Chleboun reunions!!!

  • Annie Sedlacek Posted January 12, 2019 9:17 am

    Joyce , was our Gain on Earth for anyone that new her! Now the Heavens get her! I worked with her at VNA . Always smiling and happy . She. Inspired me so much ! I will miss her greatly ! Prayers for her Family !

  • Mary Fran Williamson Posted January 12, 2019 6:56 pm

    I knew Joyce from the VNA. A very kind and caring person. She and her family are in my prayers.

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