FARMINGTON — Joyce E. (Hinkley) Given, 81, a lifelong resident of Jay, passed away late Saturday evening, March 24, at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington, with her loving family close by her, following a long illness.

She was born Oct. 16, 1936, in Jay, the daughter of Scott W. Hinkley and Marion (Howes) Hinkley. In her teen years, she overcame polio and proceeded to live a full life despite the long term effects of her illness. She was a 1954 graduate of Jay High School. On July 24, 1954, at her parent’s home in Jay, she married her husband of 63 years, Bert K. Given. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She devoted her time to her family and her home. Joyce was a longtime member of the Jay Baptist Church. She enjoyed camping, snowmobiling, travelling, knitting, reading, bingo, card games and mini golf.

She is survived by her husband, Bert Given; her son, Greg Given, and wife, Polly, of Jay; her daughter, Sharon Rowles, and her husband, Larry, of Waterboro; grandsons Douglas Given and his wife, Anna, their girls Belle, Bianca and Bradie; Robert Given and his wife, Brandi, and their girls Rielyn, Hannah and Sadie; Mark Given; Jason Rowles and his wife, Nicole, and their son, Ryan, and daughter, Elliana; and Scott Rowles and his fiancée, Heather Woodman, and his son, Cameron, and daughter, Cassidy.

She was predeceased by her parents; her infant son, Mark Daniel Given; sister, Evelyn Jackson; and her brother, G. Douglas Hinkley.

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Joyce E. (Hinkley) Givens

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