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Joyce Jean (Mudd) Landis

August 21, 1937 ~ June 27, 2021 (age 83)


Joyce Jean (Mudd) Landis, 83, of Westfield, passed away June 27, 2021, with family by her side. She was born August 21,1937 to Howard Mudd Sr. and Vivian (Kelly) Mudd in Midland, MI.  She spent her life adoring her family and teaching others about God’s word and the wonder of His creations in nature.

She attended Manchester College, where she met her beloved husband of 63 years, Richard Landis, and completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Education.  She later earned her Master’s in Education from Butler University.

She began her teaching career at Milton Union Schools in West Milton, OH, where she and Richard started their family. They moved to Carmel in 1972, where she finished her teaching career at Carmel High School from 1974-1993.

She was an active member of St Mark's United Methodist Church, Carmel, where she taught Bible Study, volunteered, and notably visited the Holy Land with her church family in 1998. She also volunteered for Crossroads Rehab Center of Central Indiana, planted trees with Carmel school children on Arbor Day, and earned the title of Master Gardener during her retirement.

She was an avid NFL fan, following her brothers’ career, most recently with the Indianapolis Colts. Other hobbies include gardening, bird watching, cooking, crossword puzzles, cross-stitching, and she loved a good dirty joke. 

In addition to her parents, Joyce was preceded in death by her sister, Karen Mudd, Stripling, and brother, Howard (Shirley) Mudd Jr. 

Survivors include her beloved husband, Richard; children, Lance (Naomi) Landis, Layne Landis, Lisa (Bill) Wilber, and Leslie (Eric) Walls; grandchildren, Jessica (Jeremy) Brown, Isaac Goren, Krista (Luke) Mielke, Benjamin (Maureen) Walls, Gabriel (fiancé Whitney Craig) Goren, Sarah Wilber, Starla Landis; and great-grandchildren Kaitlynn Goren, Zoe Goren, Adeline Brown, Micah Mielke, and Winslow Walls.

Family and friends will gather on Saturday, July 31,2021 from 10 am-12 pm in St Mark's United Methodist Church, Carmel. The Celebration of Life Service for Joyce will begin at 12 noon in the church.

In memory of Joyce, contributions can be made to Easter Seals Crossroads Rehabilitation Center, Central Indiana Chapter, 4740 Kingsway Drive, Indianapolis, IN  46205.

Bussell Family Funerals Westfield-Carmel is privileged to assist the family in arrangements.

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July 31, 2021

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
St Marks United Methodist Church
4780 E 126th Street
Carmel, IN 46033

Celebration of Life Memorial Service
July 31, 2021

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
St Marks United Methodist Church
4780 E 126th Street
Carmel, IN 46033


Easter Seals Crossroads Rehabilitation Center
4740 Kingsway Drive, Indianapolis IN 46205

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