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Joyce M. Feller - 83

11/21/1935 - 4/16/2019

Clinton, IA

Joyce M. Feller age 83 of Clinton, passed away Tuesday April 16, 2019 at The Alverno Healthcare Facility.  Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday at the Pape Funeral Home.  Visitation will be held Saturday 9:30 AM until the service hour at the funeral home.  Following the service, cremation rites will be accorded.  Online condolences may be left at


     Joyce was born on Nov. 21, 1935 in Iowa City, IA, the daughter of Ellsworth and Lucile (Dewey) Hill.  She married Donald Feller on Aug. 4, 1956 in Colorado Springs, CO.  Joyce worked at AC Nielsen as a Unit Leader for over 22 years and at Mercy North Medical Center for over 5 years.  She was a member of Prince of Peace Parish and the Clinton Red Hat Club.  She enjoyed gardening, crossword puzzles, and watching TV.


     Joyce is survived by her husband, Donald Feller of Clinton; her daughter, Linda Feller of Quincy, MA; her son, Brian (Lori) Feller of Greenwood, IN; three grandchildren, Colten, Nolan, and Dayna; and a brother, Richard (Patricia) Hill of Acworth, GA.  She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, and a brother.


Visitation will be held Saturday 9:30 AM until the service hour at the funeral home.


Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday at the Pape Funeral Home. Following the service, cremation rites will be accorded.


  • Gloria Creveling Robinson

    on 04/18/19

    Dear Don and family, 

    I am so very saddened to hear of Joyce's passing.   I always enjoyed our visits when I would be home visiting Mom, and I have thought of ya'll often through the years.  I will always cherish the wonderful memories of our visits and talks.  You both of such wonderful caring people and I was so very happy that ya'll were Mom's neighbors.  I will keep you and the family in my thoughts and prayers.    Sincerely, Gloria Creveling Robinson

  • Jon David Hill Jr.

    on 04/19/19

    To Uncle Don and Family,

    So sorry to hear about Aunt Joyce. I wish we would have known each other better. I pray that you all find peace in this time of sorrow. The picture of her is so uplifting, it reminded me of Dad. I miss him, too.

    Love to All,

    Jon Jr.

  • Rachael (Tullio) Humphrey

    on 04/19/19

    Oh how I am going to miss our phone conversations. Loved the way she called me "kid". I'm sure I wasn't the only one, but it made me feel special. Our trip to Boston to see Linda and Joyce's trips out to California and Washington, will be forever etched in my mind. We love her so. Prayers and wishes for healing and sweet memories. Love to all! Rachael
  • Tina Volpe

    on 04/19/19

    Joyce was a friendly and fun loving person.  On the occasions she visited Linda and we spent time together, she was always equipped with a funny joke or a story to share. She remained connected to people as she loved to reach out by writing letters. Without fail she would write yearly Christmas letters to share with friends and family.  She was very proud of her children and grandchildren and loved them dearly.  I wish the family peace and strength during this difficult time and hope you are enveloped in the love Joyce left behind in her legacy.  

  • Mary Knock

    on 04/20/19

    I've known Linda dating back to elementary school.  We became friends in college which is when I met Joyce.  She was the "cool" mom.  She made you feel welcome, she was humorous and gave great advice.  During college I obtained a summer job at Nielsen's.  My luck of the draw was that she was my supervisor.  It was obvious she loved her job and always had a smile on her face.  She motivated you to do your best. I've known her daughter over 50 years.  We live close to each other and she remains one of my dearest friends.  Linda is Joyce's legacy.  We were all blessed to have Joyce in our lives.  She will be missed.  I wish her peace.  

  • Lauren Riggs

    on 04/20/19

    I first met Joyce when I met her daughter, Linda, in college. When visiting Linda in Clinton, or when Joyce traveled to Boston, it was always a fun time to be had! Joyce loved talking and laughing with people and was someone who enjoyed all her experiences. She loved and was very proud of her children and grandchildren. Her annual "newsy" Christmas cards will be missed.

  • Diane Sandonato

    on 04/20/19

    I first met Joyce when she came to visit Linda in Boston. She was such a welcoming and funny person. Joyce and my mom became fast friends and pen pals. When my mom was sick she would always check on my mom through Linda. Joyce did not realize how much that meant to my mom. Joyce will be missed. 

  • Chris Giacomozzi

    on 04/20/19

    May you all find strength during this most difficult time. Cherish your memories and take solace knowing Joyce is free and at peace now. My prayers, love and sincerest condolences are with you all.xoxoxo
  • Melissa and Peter Massad

    on 04/21/19

    We look back to Joyce from her trip to visit Linda a number of years back, and to that day she spent with the gang of us during a summer's day stroll through the Boston waterfront. I recall her congeniality, of how she seemed genuinely interested in getting to know each of us better, as much a she took in the sights along our tour that day.  Our hearts and prayers go out to Linda and her family at a most difficult time. May your Mom rest in peace.

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