Joyce Marie Beerwinkle Kattner, age 89 of Temple, passed away Monday, September 14, 2020 at her home. Funeral services will be held at 11 am Monday, September 21, 2020 at Moody-Leon United Methodist Church in Moody, Texas.
Joyce was born September 16, 1930 to Fred H. and Erna Irene Beerwinkle in Moody, Texas. She grew up on a farm and went to school in Buckhorn. Joyce graduated from Moody High School and soon after married Herbert L. Kattner on November 25, 1948. Joyce liked to sew and bake, especially her delicious brownies, peach cobbler and homemade donuts. She greatly enjoyed family get togethers and reunions. She loved spending time with her family and friends. She had such a soft spot for animals. Recently, a solid black cat showed up at her front door, only 5 days prior to her passing. When placed in her lap, Joyce grinned with joy. The new friend laid with Joyce and was a sweet comfort to her, letting Joyce pet and love on it. After her passing, the kitten smelled her hand and gave her one last love lick. Joyce worked for Purifoy and Lueck Insurance and was a member and bible school teacher at Moody-Leon UMC in Moody.
Joyce is preceded in death by her parents, Fred Beerwinkle and Erna Beerwinkle; husband, Herbert Kattner; and older sister, Florine Beimer.
Those left to honor and cherish her memory are her children, Lionel Glenn Kattner and wife, Sandra; Vivian Marie Blankemeier and husband, David; Rickie Lynn Kattner; and Gordon Dwight Kattner and wife, Lori; sister, Shirley McCutchen; grandchildren, Dawn Gilbert; Tiffany Janisch; Jonathan W. F. Kattner; Alisha Munsey; Thomas Smith; Jeff Smith; Ryan Blankemeier; Noah Kattner; Kay Duvall; and Krystal Simpson; and 18 great-grandchildren. She will be missed by so many.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Standards Hospice for their help and compassion during this difficult time.
A time of visitation will be held at the church from 10 – 11 am Monday, prior to the service.
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