Joyce M. Gesell

Joyce M Gesell, of Brookville, was born July 11, 1950 in Batesville, Indiana, a daughter to Elmer and Gertrude (Tebbe) Schwegman. Joyce married Glenn  Gesell April 8, 1972 at St. Michaels Church in Brookville.  She was a member of St. Michaels Catholic Church. Joyce had been a member of the Franklin County Extension Homemakers Club, a leader in 4-H, served on the fair board, and was involved in Indiana Young Farmers and Quilt Batts.  She enjoyed reading, crocheting, quilting, traveling, attending grandchildren’s sporting events, and spending time on the houseboat on Brookville Lake. On Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at the age of 70, she passed away at University Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Those surviving who will cherish Joyce’s memory include her husband, Glenn, of Brookville; two daughters: Christy Gesell of Indianapolis and Becky (James) Bright of Brookville; two sons: Mike (Abby) Gesell of Batesville and Nick (Denny Simpson) Gesell of Cincinnati; six Grandchildren:  Sophie, Molly, and Nolan Gesell, Sammy, Eli and Nora Bright; a sister:  Kathy (Ed) Stenger of Brookville; a brother: Dan (Lisa) Schwegman of Richmond and many nieces and nephews. Joyce was preceded in death by her parents and an infant brother.

Friends may visit with the family on Monday, December 7, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville, Indiana. Rosary will be at 3:30 p.m. Fr. Vince Lampert will officiate a Mass of Christian burial on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, at 11 a.m. at St. Peters Catholic  Church. Interment will follow in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery.

All attending must follow Governor Holcomb’s Covid-19 mandates: You must wear mask; you must social distance; funeral home attendance is limited capacity to 25 at a time or less, and if you are not feeling well, or if you have a compromised immune system, you are encouraged to stay home.

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