GERST – E. Joyce Gerst aged 76 of Lowell died August 11 2010. She was preceded in death by her daughter Pamela Ann Gerst in 1977. She is survived by her husband of 57 years David Gerst; children Susan (Peter) Rigas David Jr. (Leslie) Gerst Mark Gerst; grandchildren David (Angela) Rigas David III Molly Meghan Remington and Marc Gerst Paulina Levy Kathryn (Matthew) DeCamp P. Nicholas Rigas D.O. and Susan (Steven) McCleary; great-grandsons Warner Rigas Matthew Grant Garrett Maguire Jackson Harrison and Peyton; sister Kay Hinkston; also nieces and nephews. Joyces family would like to thank Dr. Kevin Brader Michelle Kristen and the entire staff at Lacks Cancer Center for their compassionate care. She was retired teacher from the Grand Rapids Public Schools. Grandma touched so many lives with her kindness and smile. She was a loving caring and generous person who will be dearly missed by all. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Saturday 10:00 AM at St. Paul the Apostle Church 2750 Burton St. SE Msgr. Ernest P. Schneider presiding. Interment Findlay Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-9 PM at the ROTH-GERST CHAPEL 305 N. Hudson Lowell and 2-4 & 6-8 PM at the OBRIEN-EGGEBEEN-GERST CHAPEL 3980 Cascade Rd. SE Grand Rapids. Memorial contributions may be made to Lacks Cancer Center 200 Jefferson Ave. SE Grand Rapids MI 49503 or Michigan Special Olympics Central Michigan University Mt. Pleasant MI 48859. .