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Joyce L. Jeter, former head supervisor at M. Wile ; April 21, 1941 -- Jan. 23, 2011

Joyce Lynnette Jeter, a retired machine operator, died Sunday in her Spencerport home. She was 69.

Born Joyce Hayes in Leighton, Ala., she moved to Buffalo as a child with her family.

She attended local public schools in Buffalo and graduated from Fosdick-Masten Park High School in clothing design and construction programs.

Mrs. Jeter attended the University at Buffalo from 1970 to 1972. In 1982, she studied at Erie Community College for a year.

A machine operator at M. Wile & Co. from 1959 to 1971, she was promoted to head supervisor and held that post until 1983, when she became a head supervisor for Treasure Knit in Niagara Falls. She retired on disability.

A breast cancer survivor, Mrs. Jeter was an avid seamstress and loved to travel.

She married Horace Jeter in 1961. He died in 1988.

Survivors include two sons, Glen A. Sr. and Barry; three stepchildren, Chandler Clinton, Liz Colston and Lisa Joy; her father, Arthur Hayes; and a sister, Constance B. Johnson.

The family will receive friends at 11 a.m. Saturday in New Hope Baptist Church, 543 Richmond Ave., followed by services at noon.