NORMAN — Joyce Rae Craighead Mann was born May 20, 1953, in Woodward to Warren R. and Velma A. (Kerns) Craighead. She departed this life Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at her home in Newcastle at the age of 60.
Joyce made her home in Newcastle for the last 18 years, moving from Edmond. She attended high school in Woodward, then attended UCO and OU, receiving a Bachelor of Science in medical technology with a Biogenetics Certificate. She was a member of the Suburban Baptist Church.
On April 14, 1995, she and Mr. Keith Mann were united in marriage. She was employed as a medical technologist with the S.W. Integris Cancer Center in Oklahoma City until her retirement in 2009. Joyce enjoyed horses, reading, photography and gospel singing.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her husband, Keith of the home; three sons, Robert Warren Hurst and wife Rebekah of Oklahoma City, Rusty Dean Hurst and wife Stephanie of Enid and Everett Bryan Mann and wife Nikki of Japan; one daughter, Andrea Hash and husband Mark of Choctaw; one brother, Clair Vern Craighead and wife Stephanie of Woodward; seven grandchildren, Tiara Jackson, Kaleb Ticknor, Natalie Prather, Payden Prather, Everett Aiden Mann, Michael Hash and Hunter Hash; and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at McMahans Funeral chapel.
Interment will be at the Noble IOOF Cemetery.
Visitation will be 9 a.m. Friday.
Arranged and directed by McMahans Funeral Home.
Norman Transcript, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013
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