Lulu Joyce Lanning, age 79, a resident of North Manchester, Indiana, passed away on Monday, April 26, 2021, at Peabody Retirement Community in North Manchester. She was a former resident of Portland and Goshen, Indiana.

Joyce was born on July 2, 1941, in Mercer County, Ohio, the daughter of Paul and Blanche (Wiley) Hittle. She graduated from Portland High School in 1960. Joyce was a member of Calvary Assembly of God in Elkhart. She married Larry Lanning on March 1, 1962.

Survivors include:

Her husband of 59 years — Larry Lanning, North Manchester, Indiana

One son — Greg Lanning (wife: Mary), Granger, Indiana

One daughter — Lisa Hardman (husband: Dan), Frostproof, Florida

Two sisters — Olive Watson (husband: Doug), Portland, Indiana, and Alice Poole (husband: Dean), Portland, Indiana

Six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren

Visitation will be held on Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m. at Calvary Assembly of God, 1010 E. Mishawaka Road, Elkhart, Indiana. Visitation will also be held on Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. at Williamson-Spencer and Penrod Funeral Home in Portland. Services to celebrate Joyce’s life will follow at 3 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Center Cemetery, west of Portland.

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