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Joyce Sylvia Vess

May 26, 1933 February 5, 2020
Joyce Sylvia Vess
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Joyce Sylvia Vess of Dover passed away, Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at home. She was 86.
Mrs. Vess was born May 26, 1933 in Westgate on Sea Kent, England to the late Albert and Lillian Mayes. She was an eye witness to the aerial combat of the RAF and German fighter planes during WWII.
She married her American husband November 20, 1954 and moved to America September of 1955. They first lived in Montgomery, Alabama and after several moves to Ohio and Georgia they settled in Dover, Delaware in 1967. Mrs. Vess became an American citizen in 1968.
Mrs. Vess was a homemaker and enjoyed playing bingo. Mrs. Vess was a member of the British Wives Club.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by brothers, Stan, Ken, Gerald and Albert Mayes.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Frederick Vess of Dover; sons, Gary L. Vess of Clymer, PA, Steven W. Vess of Dover and Glenn D. Vess of Rehoboth Beach; daughter, Tracey Heishman of Elkton, MD; sister, Margaret Edwards of Dorset, England; grandchildren, Jay Heishman, Megan Heishman, Tyler Vess and Ryan Vess.
Services will be private.


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