Carolyn “Joyce” Brese Obituary

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Carolyn “Joyce” Brese, 86, of Poteau, OK passed away Thursday, October 31, 2019 in Poteau. Joyce was born March 22, 1933 in Boswell, OK to Don & Connie (Hall) Thompson.


She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Poteau. Joyce received a Distinguished Service Award in 2012 for six decades of service. She taught Sunday School for 50 years and always carried a purse full of candy.


Kids of all ages followed her around at church. She loved her grandchildren with all her heart. Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, Charley Hale Brese (January 2006); daughter, Susan Kay Brese; brother, Phillip Thompson and her parents.


She is survived by daughters & sons in law, Connie & Keith Luton of Howe, OK, Gale & Ward Brown of Poteau, OK; 5 grandchildren; 9 great grands and 1 great great grand; sisters in law, Norma Jean Brese of Bokchito, OK, Rose Brese of Owasso, OK & Karen Thompson of Bloomfield, NM. A special thank you to Mandy & David Ollar (granddaughter & caregivers).


Services will be 2 pm, Monday, November 4, 2019 at First Church of the Nazarene “Faith Community Church of the Nazarene” Poteau.


Interment will follow at Oakland Cemetery.


Pallbearers will include David Brese, Louis Gill, John Reed, Jihn Brese, John Boevers, & Kenneth Brese.


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The family has chosen to entrust the care of the services to Evans & Miller Funeral Home, POTEAU, OK


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