Joyce Ann Rainey

Nov. 28,1936 – May 30, 2012

Joyce Ann Rainey (nee La Plant) passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at the age of 75. She was born Nov. 28,1936, in Egg Harbor, to the late Arthur and Mary (nee Neimeyer) La Plant.

She was beloved life partner for 26 years to the late Dean Chartier; loving mother of Debra (Gary) Burkhalter of Browntown, William Rainey of Lehigh Acres, Fla., and Cynthia Rainey (Anthony Benvenuto) of East Troy; proud grandmother of 10 and great-grandmother of 18; and sister of Doris Rich, Eugene, Donald and Robert LaPlant. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She as preceded in death by her siblings, Ellen Weaver, Floyd and Joseph La Plant.
Joyce was a member of the East Troy and Mukwonago senior citizen clubs. She volunteered at Doubek Elementary School in East Troy and also assisted at the voting booths for the Town of East Troy Town Hall. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends playing cards, bingo, line dancing and horse racing. Joyce was a patient, loving person – the epitome of a person always caring for others before herself. She may have been small in stature, but when she set her mind to do something, she achieved her goals, never giving up.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 11:15 a.m. Saturday, June 2, at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 15250 W. National Ave., New Berlin, with the funeral service at 11:30 a.m. Interment will be at Highland Memorial Park, New Berlin.

Church and Chapel Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 827-0659 or visit www.churchandchapel.com to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.

“Keep smiling” – Joyce