Constance Joyce Vinyard of Sapulpa died peacefully on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at the age of 81 following an extended illness.
Joyce was born in Sapulpa on May 31, 1931, graduated from Sapulpa High School in 1949, attended Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri and the University of Tulsa. She worked many years as bookkeeper for Standard Distributing.
Joyce married her childhood sweetheart, Wes Vinyard on June 13, 1953. She was predeceased by husband Wes, parents Sam and Mae Naifeh and older brother Sam Naifeh, Jr.
She was active in PEO, PTA, Camp Fire Girls, Meals on Wheels and served on the local child welfare board. A lifetime member of Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, she was an active participant in the Episcopal Churchwomen of Oklahoma, holding several diocesan offices.
She loved entertaining, cooking and cake decorating. Spending time with her 6 grandchildren was the highlight of her life. Joyce played a steely hand of bridge even until recently with the use of only one hand!
Joyce had many dear friends including the excellent caretakers at Ranch Terrace Nursing Home. “Her nurses” Stephanie Naifeh and Ryan Berry- hill and so many others made her last days as pleasant as possible for all of us.
She is survived by siblings and spouses: Joy Naifeh of Sapulpa, Jerry and Beverly Naifeh of Sapulpa, John and Jo Ann Vinyard of Marietta, GA, George and Barbara Burke of Tulsa, Georgene and Jim Markley of Tulsa. Also surviving are her children and spouses: Lyn and Bradd Bingman of Sapulpa, Melissa and Jim Taylor of Largo, FL, Randy and Debbie Vinyard of Sapulpa. She leaves behind her precious grandchildren and spouses: Rachel Bingman of Brooklyn, NY, Brice and Andrea Bingman of San Diego, CA, Edward and Kacey Monnet of Austin, TX, Parker Monnet of Sapulpa, Nick Vinyard of Tulsa, Dan Vinyard of Sapulpa and great grandchild Lucas Edward Monnet of Austin, TX. She is also survive by aunts Josephine Naifeh of Tulsa, Victoria Naifeh of Sapulpa, Virginia Naifeh of Oklahoma City, Jean Naifeh of Tulsa as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service will be Thursday, October 11, 10:30 am, at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Sapulpa. Memorials in her honor may be made to the church.
Condolences may be sent through the guestbook on this page.