She was born on December 28, 1939, Kansas City, KS to Charles and Mary (Sheehan) Ethridge.
On March 19, 1960 she married William Bollinger in Miami, OK; they had three daughters. William preceded her in death on October 1, 2000. She later married John C. Woods in Fort Riley, KS; John also preceded her in death on July 3, 2006.
Joyce is survived by her three daughters, Eadye L. Bollinger of Herington, KS, Carol L. Thierolf of Manhattan, KS, Gigi L. (Lonnie) Howard of Columbus, OH; two sisters, Leeann Ethridge Holloway of Kansas City, MO, Susan Ethridge Riffle of Omaha, NE; four grandchildren, Benton Thierolf of Manhattan, KS, Jessi Howard of Los Angeles, CA, Wesley Thierolf of Manhattan, KS, and Demi Bollinger of Herington, KS.
She was preceded in death by her husbands; father, Charles Harold Ethridge; mother, Mary P. Ethridge; sister, Marilyn Sass; and niece, Lisa Sass-Stauch.
Dove Cremation & Funeral Service of Junction City, Kansas is assisting with cremation arrangements.