Joyce E. Sawyer
Date of Birth
August 27, 1936
Osceola, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
January 29, 2024
Papillion, Nebraska
Graveside Service

A private family graveside service will be held.
Interment at Ashland Cemetery ~ Ashland, Nebraska

Visitation Directions

Saturday, February 17, 2024 ~ 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Marcy Mortuary ~ Ashland, Nebraska


In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that memorials be directed to the Ashland-Greenwood Public Schools Foundation. Contributions will honor Joyce’s dedication to education and support future generations.

Follow link to Donate online: Donate – Ashland-Greenwood Public Schools Foundation (

Joyce Elaine Sawyer, passed away surrounded by family, on January 29, 2024, at the age of 87 in Papillion, Nebraska. She was born on August 27, 1936, in Osceola, Nebraska. Joyce was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and her family meant everything to her.

Joyce is survived by her sons, Christopher Sawyer IV and wife Cheryl, Adam Sawyer and wife Sandi, her daughter, Cindy Sodders and husband Robert, as well as her grandchildren, Christopher Sawyer V and partner Bre’Anna Lara, Danielle Kush and husband Aaron, Ryan Sawyer and fiancé Katie Huckle, Patrick Sawyer, Sam Sodders, Emma Sodders, and her great-grandchildren, Ronin Sawyer, Vaeda Sawyer, and Aariah Kush. She was preceded in death by her husband, Christopher Sawyer III.

Joyce dedicated many years of her life to being a special education teacher at Ashland-Greenwood Public Schools. She had a passion for teaching and positively impacted the lives of countless students.

In her free time, Joyce enjoyed various hobbies such as sewing, cooking, home decorating, and reading the Bible. She was a creative and multi-talented individual. Joyce was warm and gracious and had a special ability to connect with everyone she met.

Please join the family in remembering and celebrating Joyce Elaine Sawyer’s remarkable life.

She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Condolences for Joyce E. Sawyer
  1. Michael Crouch
    • February 4, 2024 - 4 weeks ago

    Sorry to see that your mom passed I remember her from back in the school days. My prayers for you and your family Chris and Adam.

  2. Amy Anderson
    • February 11, 2024 - 3 weeks ago

    Joyce is always a beautiful, kind and respectful person, I will miss you ! I know you will be looking down on your family every day ❤️🙏🙏❤️

  3. Gregory E Bahm
    • February 11, 2024 - 3 weeks ago

    Adam so sorry for your loss, My prays go out to all of your family. God Bless You All!!

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