JoAnn Royce Humphreys, 85, of Humboldt, passed away May 17, 2014 at the Humboldt County Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Humboldt on Tuesday, May 20th from 5-8 p.m. with a rosary beginning at 4:45 p.m. and parish scripture service at 7:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial, celebrated by Father James Tigges, will begin at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Humboldt. The Mason-Lindhart Funeral Home of Humboldt is in charge of the arrangements.
JoAnn Theresa Royce, the daughter of Herbert Spencer and Lucille (Bohrofen) Royce, was born in Keota, Iowa on February 1, 1929. She graduated from Keota High School in 1946 and worked as a secretary for Mutual Surety Company in Des Moines for four years
JoAnn was united in marriage to Carol S. Visser of Bussey, Iowa on September 2, 1950 and they resided in Pella, Iowa. After being widowed, she married James William Humphreys on April 18, 1958 and moved to Humboldt.
JoAnn was a member of C.L.S.C., P.E.O., and Questers and was active in the Catholic Church. She loved to golf, play bridge, and spend time on the water.
JoAnn is survived by her four children, Jan Visser of Mount Pleasant, SC, Gary (Beth) Visser of Sullivan’s Island, SC, James (Vicki) Humphreys of Fuquay-Varina, NC, and Royce Humphreys of Arnolds Park; grandchildren, Kristen Humphreys, Hannah Visser, Robert Langendoerfer, Emily Humphreys, Garret Visser, and Royce J. Humphreys; and her brother, Rollin (Janice) Royce of Janesville, WI. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Carol Visser in 1956; and husband James Humphreys in 2006