Faye Marie Nyce, 89, of Landis Homes, Lititz, Pa., died April 29, 2023, at Hospice and Community Care in Mount Joy.
Born near Goshen, Ind., she was the daughter of Levi G. and Ruth Tyson Hochstetler. She was married to Donald J. Nyce for nearly 62 years. He preceded her in death on Nov. 30, 2021.
Faye was a lifelong member of the Mennonite church, since 1996 at Landisville Mennonite Church. She attended Goshen College, where she also worked as a secretary. After high school she was recruited to work as the first secretary at Mennonite Mutual Aid (now Everence) in 1952. She spent several weeks teaching summer Bible school in North Dakota and northern Minnesota. In 1956 she entered voluntary service with Mennonite Board of Missions. This took her to Grants, N.M., where she worked in a clinic, serving Navajo Native Americans, as well as others in the community. For two years, while in New Mexico, Faye worked at the Credit Bureau of Grants.
Faye and Don were married in Grants in 1960. Later in life, with her husband, she spent a year in Americus, Ga., volunteering at the headquarters of Habitat for Humanity International. In 1993 they spent three months doing volunteer work in northern Brazil with Faye’s brother and sister-in-law, Otis and Betty Hochstetler. Interspersed with these events, she worked at Messiah College in Grantham, Pa., as a secretary in the College Advancement office and at Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill, Pa., as a licensed practical nurse. In earlier years, Don and Faye were youth advisers as well as Sunday school teachers at the church they then attended. Faye was also the church treasurer. She wrote many worship materials, as well articles that were published in magazines.She is survived by sons Edward of Ephrata and Douglas (Dawn) of Harrisonburg, Va., and son-in-law Rodney (Sheri) Yoder of Mountville. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Pam Nyce Yoder. She is also survived by five grandchildren; Sheri’s two children; and a brother, Otis Hochstetler of Brasilia, Brazil. She was preceded in death by sisters Gladys Hochstetler, Lois Miller and Fern Begly and brother Ernest Hochstetler.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. June 24 at Landisville Mennonite Church.