Obituary: Joyce Ann Collier

Submitted by Cheney Witt Funeral Home

Joyce Ann Collier, age 64, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017, at the Olathe Hospice House in Olathe, Kan.


She was born July 21, 1952, in Fort Scott, the daughter of Herschel L. Hall and Emma Harris Hall. Joyce graduated from the Fort Scott High School with the Class of 1970. She married Gene Collier on June 3, 1972, at Fort Scott. Joyce had worked for Newman Young Clinic for 24 years as supervisor of medical records. She later was employed by Mercy Hospital for 19 years where she worked in medical transcription and patient registration. She was a member of the Fort Scott Church of the Nazarene. Joyce enjoyed singing in the church choir, cooking and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her husband, Gene, of the home; three sons, Troy Collier and wife, Lisa, of Paola, Kan., Ryan Collier, of Fort Scott, and Kyle Collier and wife, Samantha, of Franklin, Kan.; and seven grandchildren, Jenna, Brynn, Jacie, Liam, Mason, Anna and Jensen Collier. Also surviving are two brothers, Ronnie Hall, of Ellsworth, Kan. and Calvin Hall, of Fort Scott, and a sister, Kathy Hays, also of Fort Scott. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Rev. Scott Moore will conduct funeral services at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 27, at the Fort Scott Church of the Nazarene. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Fort Scott Church of the Nazarene, 1728 Horton, Fort Scott, Kan. Memorials are suggested to the Joyce Collier Memorial Fund and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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