Joyce Elaine Clark

August 05, 1934 ‒ October 19, 2017

Ashley, Ohio
Joyce E. Clark , 83, returned to spirit on October 19th, 2017 at her home.
Proceeding her in death were her beloved brother, Richard Gilmore, and her parents, Gladys and Raymond Gilmore, and her former husband Robert L. Clark.
She is survived by two daughters, Doreta E. (Ron) Isaacks, of Lakewood, CO, and Irene G. Clark, of Ashley, OH.   Also survived by her sister-in-law, Phillis Gilmore, by her sisters, Marilyn and Darlene, her brother, James, many nieces and nephews, and three grandchildren:  Matthew, Nathaniel, and Eve Isaacks.
Joyce was born in Woodcockboro, PA. She graduated from Cambridge Springs High School and from Alliance College in Cambridge Springs, PA.  A longtime resident of Meadville, PA, she retired from Talon, Div. of Textron.   In Ohio, she worked at C0SI and at Help Anonymous.
Joyce was an outgoing person who loved engaging with other people.  Generous and caring, she would give or do anything for anyone that she could.  She was an excellent cook, and she enjoyed baking, gardening, roller skating, swimming, and dancing.  She loved to read, and she inspired a love of books in both of her daughters.
Joyce was an active member of White Lily Chapel, where she was loved by many and will be greatly missed.   A celebration of life service, officiated by Rev. Cindy Berkshire, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 28th, at 1:00 p.m. at White Lily Chapel, 20 Main St., Ashley, Ohio. Arrangements have been entrusted the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to White Lily Chapel, P.O. Box 226, Ashley, OH  43003.
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  • We had the honor of seeing Joyce every Friday Morning delivering her lunch.
    She was great to talk with. Always asked how we were and are you doing something this weekend. Always tried to smile. She was just a Great Person to be around and talk with. She made our Friday Mornings and seeing her, will be Greatly missed.
    She is now with The Lord and the Lord is here for the family and friends through
    this time. God Bless

  • To the Clark Family,

    Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers at this time.
    May God wrap you in His loving arms & give you the comfort & support that you all need at this time.

  • To Joyce’s Family I am so very Sorry for your Loss!
    What can I say about our Dear Friend
    First off- she will be Truley missed at our weekly
    Arthritis water Classes,, Joyce was Special She would
    Come into class wheeling her walker and carrying a bag
    With a Wonderful pie from White Lily Church to share with
    All of us. Never a dull moment when Joyce was there.If a good looking
    Man came in her eyes would twinkle and you would never know what
    She would say to him…. we always teased her about it…….
    Once again all of us at our class at MAPT will miss our Dear Friend
    So much and are sending our thoughts and prayers to her Family .
    Ruth Akers

  • To Joyce’s Loved Ones:

    It’s always a time to pause and reflect when a classmate leaves this world to join her loved ones who have left before her. Rest in peace, Joyce; Say “Hi” to the others from CSHS Class of ’52 who were there to greet you.

    My sincere condolences to Joyce’s family. She’s resting well in God’s hands.

  • I will miss you grandma, more than you will realize. In particular I will always remember the summer that I spent with you and Aunt Irene in Ashley. I really enjoyed visiting you both early, before my siblings and my mother came.

    I will never forget swimming at the neighborhood pool, catching fireflies at dusk, helping the church serve meals to thousands of visitors (even though the town population is 900 or so).

    I am glad that you were my grandmother and that I did get to know you in life. Now it is time for you to rest, I’ll catch up with you again down the line.

    Lots of love!

  • Clark family was very sadden when we learned the passing of Joyce. We had the pleasure of meeting her about 4 years ago at White Lilly Chapel on Wednesday suppers. The heavens has defiantly gained a new angel and will be greatly missed. Sending prayers for comfort to the Clark family.

    Maggie Bashoff and Jeff Robinson and
    Pauline and Merl Robinson

  • My grandma Joyce was a wonderful and spirited lady. Reading all of these heart warming condolences from those who loved her and we’re close to her in her day to day life, has given me pause to reflect on my own fond memories with her. May she rest in peace. Thank you, to everyone who was my grandmothers friend. She had many people who cared about her. The strong community surrounding the white Lily chapel has been so important in her life and has brought her so much joy. I remember the corn festival in Ashley Ohio where I won numerous BINGO games, painting porcelin angel figurines next to white Lily, swimming with my grandma and catching buckets of frogs around the church. I remember all the pies too! Love you Grandma Joyce.