Joyce was born in Berger, Missouri on May 1, 1947, a daughter of the late Harvey E. & Martha Dena (Menke) Schowe.
She was the widow of Fritz K. Steinbeck. They were united in marriage on May 11, 1968, at St. Peter's United Church of Christ, New Haven. Fritz preceded her in death on October 13, 2008.
Joyce was a member of St. James Evangelical Church, Stony Hill, Missouri, where she was also a member of the Women's Guild. She was also a member of New Haven German American Club. She worked part time at New Haven Care Center and Mallinckrodt in New Haven.
Joyce loved spending time with her children and grandchildren and also attending school and sport activities for them. She also enjoyed traveling.
Joyce is survived by her three children, Mike Steinbeck & wife Leslie, of New Haven; Mark Steinbeck & wife Cindy, of Odessa, Missouri; and Missy Bergner & husband Tom, of New Haven, by two brothers, Ray Schowe & wife Sandy, of New Haven; and Kenny Schowe & wife Judy, of New Haven, by two sisters, Marian Hale, of New Haven; and Rosa Berger & husband John, of New Haven, and by seven grandchildren, Bryahna, Carlie, Colin, Corryn, and Emily Steinbeck and Lauren & Brandon Bergner. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and infant twin sisters, Linda & Dena.
Visitation will be held Thursday, March 8th from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home, New Haven.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. at St. James Evangelical Church, Stony Hill, with Rev. Tom Lloyd officiating.
Burial will be at St. James Cemetery. Memorials may be given to St. James Evangelical Church. C/O Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home.