Joyce Bramel Townes, 88

Published 10:30 am Thursday, February 16, 2023

Joyce Bramel Townes, 88, of Danville, Kentucky, died February 10th, 2023. She was born February 26, 1934, in Paris, Kentucky to the late Howard Nelson Bramel and Madeline Douglas Bramel. Growing up on a farm with her five siblings, Joyce understood the value of hard work. She graduated from the Nazareth School of Nursing in 1955 and became a Registered Nurse and worked for Kentucky State and Saint Joe Hospitals. She later became a nurse for Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. Joyce enjoyed reading, cooking and baking for her family, traveling and gardening. She was a member of The Presbyterian Church of Danville. Joyce is preceded in death by her husband John A. Townes.
Survivors include her children, Libby (Mike) Siler, John (Vicky) Townes, Ellen (David) Casey and Tressa (Robert) Brown; brothers, Fred Bramel and Paul Bramel; grandchildren, Katie (Rick) Schmitt, Bennett Siler, Alex Townes, Madeline Townes, Doug Brown and Jacob Brown; and great-grandchildren, Kash Schmitt and William Schmitt.
The funeral service will be 1 p.m., Friday, February 17, 2023, at The Presbyterian Church of Danville with Reverend Caroline M. Kelly officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. Burial will be at Camp Nelson National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Danville-Boyle County Humane Society or Heritage Hospice. The online guestbook is available at

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