In Memory of

Joyce Eileen (Hoffman) Whitsitt

July 6, 1952 - November 24, 2019


Joyce Eileen (Hoffman) Whitsitt, 67, of Lee’s Summit, Mo passed away November 24, 2019 at Research Hospital. A Celebration of Life will be Saturday, November 30, 2019 from 4-6pm at the Bridge Space in Lee’s Summit, MO. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.

Joyce was born July 6, 1952 in Independence, MO to Harry and Ruth Hoffman. She graduated from Lexington High School. She went on to complete her Bachelors in Math from Central Missouri State, where she met her husband James (Steve) Whitsitt. The couple married June 8, 1973 and started their life together in Lee’s Summit, MO.

Steve and Joyce had two children, Greg and Marla, and were blessed with five grandchildren. Joyce spent her career as a computer programmer and was the owner of Gomer’s Lee’s Summit, along with her husband, until the couple retired in January 2019.

Joyce is preceded in death by her parents; mother in-law, Doris Whitsitt; and son in-law, Tony Rischling. Survivors include her husband, James Stephen Whitsitt; son, Greg (Mandy) Whitsitt; daughter, Marla Rischling; 5 grandkids; father in-law, J. Eldon Whitsitt; brother, Ronnie (Betty) Hoffman; sister in-law, Vickie Whitsitt; brothers in-law, John (Kim) Whitsitt and Bruce (Debbie) Whitsitt; and numerous nieces and nephews.


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Prayers for you and the family. So sorry for this difficult time in your life. Love you all.

Bill and I are so sorry for your loss Steve. These are hard days for you and your family. Our prayers go up for you. Love you friend.

I am very sad for you and your family for the loss of your mother. Losing parents is heartbreaking, but their memories last a forever in your hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time ???.
Ginger Durall
Violinist in HSO

We are deeply sorry for your loss and suffering, Steve. You can be assured of our prayers for the repose of her soul. Rick & Lusa

My heart hurts for the family. I enjoyed many fun evenings of music and wine with Joyce the past few years. Remember the good times. Share her stories so her memories live on forever. Prayers as you all go through this process.

It’s so difficult to grasp such a sudden and unexpected passing. I know that Joyce brought much happiness to her family. Praying that fond memories will help sustain you throughout this difficult journey.


Saturday, November 30, 2019


Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063