E. Joyce (Drake) Dickman

E. Joyce (Drake) Dickman was born February 6, 1937, to H.C. and Virginia (Snider) Drake, at Comstock, NE. She passed October 30, 2017 in Kearney at the Good Samaritan Hospital. She grew up south of Comstock on the family farm; she was the youngest of nine children.  She attended Spring Creek grade school and graduated from Comstock High School in 1954. She married Vern Dickman, February 9, 1955 and to this union three children were born, Rick, Monte and Roberta (Bobbi).  During their marriage they lived in Sargent, Thedford and Halsey.  In 2008, after 57 years of trucking in the Sandhills they retired to Sargent, NE. Survivors include her children, Rick (Susan) Dickman of Burns WY, Monte (Leslie) Dickman of Thedford, and Bobbi (Clyde) Johnson of Elk Mountain, WY.   Grandchildren include Judd (Danielle) Dickman, Jedd Dickman, Seth Johnson, Shane (Kassie) Johnson, Dustin Dickman, Kelcee (Pedre) Jacobson, Jeremy Shearer, Dustin Shearer, Chase Shearer and Nicole (Josh) Stephens;  eleven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy Manning of Broken Bow and Ella Cross of Jacksonville Oregon and a large number of nieces and nephews.  Joyce was preceded in death by husband Vern, three brothers, Jake, Jim, Bill, and three sisters, Wilma, Louise and Jurene and her parents H.C. and Virginia Drake.   In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to the Mount Hope Cemetery, Sargent, NE or a charity of your choice.  Celebration of life will be announced at a later date.