Joyce Antes

Joyce Antes


Joyce L. Antes, 92, of Coloma, MI passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at Cardinal Nursing Home & Rehabilitation Facility in South Bend, IN.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 AM, Friday, April 22, 2016 at St. Joseph Catholic Church of Watervliet, 179 Lucinda Lane, Watervliet with Father John Peter officiating. Burial will follow at North Shore Memory Gardens in Coloma. Friends may visit from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM, Thursday, April 21, 2016 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services, 2650 Niles Rd. St. Joseph. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of Sara Lee. Those wishing to sign Joyce’s guestbook may do so online at

Joyce was born September 16, 1923 in Bainbridge Twp. to William & Pearl (Hansler) Griffin. She wed Ralph Antes on February 21, 1946 in Benton Harbor. Joyce worked as a cashier at Jewel Foods for over 20 years. She had a green thumb and enjoyed gardening. Joyce had a talent for knitting and crocheting and often would attend arts and crafts shows.

She is survived by her children Barbara Nelson of Coloma, Frank (Elizabeth) Antes of Keeler, Linda Antes of Coloma, Steven (Sue) Antes of Akota, TN and Janice Antes of Coloma; grandchildren Dana McCaffrey, Frank Antes, Jacob (Tiffany) Antes, Jessica (Jeremy) Ashby, Frank Mandarino, Glenda (Randall) Christian, Brice Nelson, Jeremy Stubelt, Sara (Brian) Lee, Jennifer Antes, Amber (Scott) Wilks, Jason (Elizabeth) Antes and Katie Antes; 29 great-grandchildren and 12 great great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband Ralph on June 1, 1999, grandchildren Darlene Mandarino-Day, Crystal & Kathleen Stubelt; brothers James Griffin, George Griffin; sisters Clara Mendoza, Donna Brown, Alberta Arndt and half-sister Reba Greer. 

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