The Norman Transcript

December 21, 2013

Verna Joyce Carlisle

The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — Verna Joyce Carlisle, 78, of Norman, passed away Dec. 19, 2013, in Norman. A public viewing will be from 2 to 6 today at Primrose Funeral Service. Interment will take place at a later date at the Wanette Cemetery in Wanette.

Joyce was born Aug. 2, 1935, in Minnesota to Perry Neal and Gena Elizabeth (Syversrud) Van Keuren. She moved to Oklahoma about 40 years ago and has been living in Norman for the past 20 years. She was the kitchen supervisor at Central State Hospital (Griffin Memorial) for 30 years before retiring.

Joyce loved to help others. She always went out of her way to give to others. She loved to play games on the computer and arts and crafts.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Pearl Geary.

Memories will be cherished by her three sons, Bobby Carlisle of Oregon, Randy Carlisle of Moore and Rory Carlisle of Moore; one brother, Buddy Van Keuren; two sisters Nancy Jeffords and Janice Moon; and many other family members who love her dearly.

Services are entrusted to Primrose Funeral Service. For more information or to leave condolences, please visit

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