LANSING

Joyce Henniger of Woodsedge Dr., Lansing, NY, passed away March 3, 2011, at the age of 78. 

Born February 3, 1933 in Spangler, PA, she was the daughter of the late Donald and Bertha (Lewis) Douglas.  A Lansing area resident for nearly 50 years, she had retired from Woodsedge Senior Housing as an office administrator.   Joyce had a strong dedication to her community and over the years served in various capacities in many local organizations.  A member of Lansing United Methodist Church for over 30 years, she was also a former member of the Lansing Lions Club, Lansing Historical Society, served two terms on the Lansing School Board, was on the board of Tompkins County Office for the Aging, and was a member of the Woodsedge Resident’s Association.  An avid gardener, Joyce spent many hours tending her perennials and in later years became very accomplished at tole painting.  She enjoyed her seasonal outings with friends to the Hangar Theatre.   Her passion for travel took her around the globe to such places as Alaska, Ireland, Russia, Tibet, China, Peru, Costa Rica and Belize. 

In addition to her parents, Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, William Henniger; a son, Greg Henniger; and her brothers, Kenny and Barry Douglas.

She is survived by her daughter, Liz (Steve) Davis of PA; four grandchildren, Abby (Michael) Brennan of NJ, Tyler (Gretchen) Davis of AZ, Matthew Henniger of TX, and Ashley Henniger of FL; a great grandchild, Eric Davis of AZ.  Joyce also leaves a large, loving circle of friends in the Lansing community.

For those who wish, please consider a contribution in Joyce’s memory to Haiti School Project c/o Lansing Methodist Church, 32 Brickyard Rd., Lansing, NY 14882 or Food Net, 2422 Triphammer Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850.

A memorial service, officiated by Pastor Jane Sautter, will begin at 11am, Saturday, March 19th, at Lansing United Methodist Church, 32 Brickyard Rd., Lansing, NY.

Lansing Funeral Home is assisting the family.