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Joyce P. Meyer

March 22, 1938 ~ March 17, 2021 (age 82)


Joyce P.  Meyer, age 82 of Monclova, Ohio, formerly of Defiance and Sun City, California, passed away on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at St. Luke's Hospital in Maumee, Ohio.   
She was born on March 22, 1938 to the late William and Norma (Von Seggern) Bockelman in Defiance, Ohio. On January 9, 1960 she married William H. Meyer, who preceded her in death on August 22, 2010 
Joyce was a member of St. John Lutheran Church until she and Willie moved to California in 2003. She earned her Degree from Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1959, and Joyce worked as a Registered Nurse for over 30 years at The Defiance Hospital and Defiance Clinic until her retirement in 2003. In her leisure time she enjoyed crafts, crossword puzzles, reading, and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 
Joyce will be sadly missed by her children; Alan (Angela) Meyer of Santa Ana, Ca, and Linda (Stan) Patterson of Monclova, Ohio. She also leaves behind five  grandchildren - Christina (Barry) Moodie, Blake (Abby) Meyer, Nathaniel Degner, Julia Patterson, and Jenna Patterson; two great-grandchildren - Emmett and Kate Moodie, her sister, Carol Greulach of Van Wert, Ohio, and many nieces and nephews. 
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Betty Schwarzbek.
A Memorial Service for Joyce will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at St. John Lutheran Church in Defiance, with Rev. Kurt Mews officiating. Visitation is tentatively scheduled for 10:00 am at the church prior to the service. Schaffer Funeral Home was honored to assist the family with arrangements.  
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July 17, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. John Lutheran Church in Defiance

Memorial Service
July 17, 2021

11:00 AM
St. John Lutheran Church in Defiance

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