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March 16, 1933 April 16, 2018
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Mrs. Joyce Hope “Jodie” (Buttner) Updike, age 85, of Nixa, Missouri, passed away on Monday, April 16, 2018 in Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Missouri, after a short illness. She was born on March 16, 1933 in Henrico County, Virginia, the daughter of the late Edward and Nettie (Poole) Updike.

Joyce was united in marriage to James A. Updike on January 2, 1953. She was a homemaker and a retired truck driver for Tyson Foods.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Jim, of the home; her three children and their spouses, Jim and Patricia Updike, Brookline, Mo., Gary and Sue Updike, Purdy, Mo.; and Debbie and Carl Martucci, Bradenton, Fl.; numerous grandchildren; and other family and friends.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, Mo. There are no scheduled services at this time. Family and friends may share online condolences, on this website, at

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