In Loving Memory…

Joyce N. Diotte

Joyce N. Diotte, 92, of Sedalia, passed away Sunday, April 1, 2018, at her home.

She was born March 22, 1926, in Saline County, MO, the daughter of Durward and Venton Elsea Venable.

On December 16, 1943, in Sedalia, she married George Diotte, who preceded her in death on December 23, 2008.

Mrs. Diotte was primarily a homemaker, but had worked for a short time as a clerk at Whiteman Air Force Base. She was a graduate of the Sedalia Business College. She was a member of First Christian Church.

Surviving are a son, Dave Diotte and wife, Teresa, of Jefferson City; a daughter, Barbara Musslin, of Sedalia; a sister, Doris Bivens and husband, Jones, of Greenwood; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Marjorie Bradley.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 28, at First Christian Church, with the Rev. Dr. Chad McMullin officiating.

Burial will be in Highland Sacred Gardens at a later date.

The family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. until service time Saturday at the church.

Memorials are suggested to First Christian Church.

Arrangements are in the care of Heckart Funeral Home.


  1. Dorothy Schroder :

    My thoughts and prayers to your family. I enjoyed meeting Joyce a few years ago. She will be missed.

  2. Tom & Yvonne Kerr :

    Dave, “John J”, even though I’ve been away from Sedalia for 34 years, I vividly remember your fine work as a newsman for KDRO radio, particularly in giving the news. May our Lord and memories of your mother bring comfort during this tiime.

    –Tom and Yvonne Kerr
    Monett, Mo.

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