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Joyce Catherine (Saum) Fortman

October 17, 1954 ~ January 9, 2024 (age 69) 69 Years Old

Joyce Fortman Obituary

Joyce Catherine (Saum) Fortman, age 69, of Evansville, IN, passed away at 9:05 a.m. on Tuesday, January 9, 2024, at home, surrounded by family.

Joyce was born October 17, 1954, in Evansville, IN, to Roy and Nellie K. (Oliver) Saum. She graduated from Harrison High School in 1972. (Joyce graduated from Ivy Tech with her Associate’s of Business Degree) She was a substitute teacher with EVSC for 10 years and was a CASA advocate for 10 years. Joyce enjoyed camping, sewing, and reading.

Joyce is survived by her loving husband of 38 years, Leo Fortman; daughter, Jennifer A. Fortman (Cory); sons, Bruce E. Smith (Lisa), Jonathon R. Smith (Kim), Charles D. Smith (Allison), and David K. Fortman (Addy); sisters, Amanda Saum (Bryan) and Sherrie J. Saum Badger; brothers, John Saum, Thomas Saum (Kendra), Timothy Saum, and Allen Saum; and many grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Joyce is preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Rose Scott.

Burial will be private at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Princeton, KY.

Memorial Contributions may be made to: Vanderburgh County CASA at 600 SE 6th St, Evansville, IN 47713.

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