Joyce Combs

October 29, 1938 ‒ October 01, 2019

Fredericktown, Ohio

Joyce (Knight) Combs, age 80, of Fredericktown, Ohio passed away on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at Licking Memorial Hospital in Newark, Ohio.  She was born on October 29, 1938 in Christine, Kentucky to the late Coy and Ruthie (Burton) Knight.

Joyce worked for Mazza’s Restaurant as a chef for many years.  She enjoyed working in her flower gardens, her family and her four legged companions that she loved over the years.

She is survived by her son, Bill (Beth) Combs; grandchildren, Ross (Emily) Carter, Shawn (Desire) Martin; great-grandchildren, Kyle Jones, Christian Carter, Caleb Carter, Willow Martin; sisters, Lillian (Paul) Commer, Carol Kincade; and a son-in-law, Steve Grassbaugh.

Along with her parents, Joyce is preceded in death by her husband, Earlie Combs; daughter, Sheila Grassbaugh; a sister, Yvonne Garrett; a brother, Vernon Knight.

Calling hours  will be held on Friday, October 4, 2019 from 1-3 PM at the Snyder Funeral Home; 33 E. College Street, Fredericktown, Ohio 43050 with a celebration of life service starting at 3:00 PM with Pastor Richard Hasley officiating.  Burial will follow in Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown.

Memorial contributions may be made to:  Fredericktown United Methodist Church Building Fund: 123 Columbus Road, Fredericktown, Ohio 43019.

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  • We are very sorry to learn of Joyce’s passing, she will be missed by her friends and family. When the Lord calls our loved ones home, he leaves a gift of memories in exchange.

  • A true angel has assended, and the world will the sadder for her leaving. But richer for the time she was with us. Joyce was a second mother to me and I loved her dearly. Today she is with Earlier and Sheila again, along with my parents and sister as well. I can think of no more loving and comforting place for her to be than in all those loving arms.

  • Bill, Ross and Shawn we are so sorry to hear of Joyce’s passing. I know she has been having health issues for the past few years and gave many scares along the way. It is a warm feeling to know that she has been called home and will be happy sharing her time while she waits for the rest of us with Earlie, Sheila and her past four legged friends. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time of grief and sadness.

  • So sorry to hear of the passing of your loved one. Many blessings and prayers at this time of sorrow.

  • So sorry to hear of the passing of your loved one. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time of grief and sadness.

  • Rest in peace Aunt Joyce. You always had a smile and kind words for everyone. My fondest childhood memories are spending summers visiting. Heaven has a new angel. Sending prayers

  • JOYCE was a Great Neighbour and true friend! Her friendly smile and kind heart will be sadly missed. We definitely appreciate the 15 years we enjoyed as friends and neighbors.

  • We were saddened to read about Joyce’s passing. She and Earlie were good friends for many years and will be missed. May you all be comforted to know that she and Earlie are reunited in Heaven and will be your guardian angels. We are sending you our deepest sympathy and friendship. Sincerely, Susan and Dick Huggins

    • Mom and dad spoke of you often. You both were very special to them. Thank you for your thoughts.

  • Joyce always treated me like another daughter. I know she missed Sheila terribly. Give each other a hug and kiss for me till I get there (in a blink of an eye). RIP.

  • My sympathy for all her family and your loss. She was a wonderful aunt to me and will be missed . Prayers of peace and comfort for you .