Joyce Pauline (Cernack) Welch

March 26, 1948 ~ June 16, 2020 (age 72)


Joyce Welch, 72, of Burlington, passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at Great River Medical Center.  A Celebration of Life for Joyce will be held on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Mediapolis. A memorial fund has been established at the funeral home in memory of Joyce. Sympathy notes may be left for the family at

Joyce Pauline Welch was born on March 26, 1948 in Gresham, Oregon, the daughter of Larry and Ila (Powell) Cernack.  She held a variety of degrees in Criminal Justice, Nursing, Cooking and her paramedic certification.  Joyce had been employed with the Federal Government, the Portland Police and had also been a paramedic.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mediapolis and the Three River Tractor Club.  Joyce enjoyed making ceramics, refurnishing furniture and spending time with her family.

Joyce will be deeply missed by her husband, Dennis of Burlington; daughter, Tracy Carpenter of Altoona; step-son, Chip (Nicole) Welch of Ohio; grandchildren, Casandra Pancoast, Christopher Pancoast, Shaun Carpenter, Emily Carpenter, step-grandchildren, Grace Welch, Annabelle Welch, Samantha Hines; and three great-grandchildren.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; eight siblings; daughter, Kiko Pancoast, son, Jerry Pancoast, and step-daughter, Molly Welch-Hines.

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June 23, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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