Joyce Kathleen Painter

November 29, 1943 ‒ April 23, 2018

Delaware, Ohio

Joyce Kathleen Painter, 74, of Delaware passed away Monday afternoon, April 23, 2018 at her daughter’s residence.

She was born November 29, 1943 in Cincinnati, Ohio to the late Robert and Dorothea (Berning) Bonhaus.

Joyce worked at the JC Penney Outlet in Reynoldsburg and then received her real estate license, which she was very proud of. She later worked at Bob Evans Restaurant in Delaware for many years. She was a devoted, faithful and active member of St. Mary Catholic Church where she was a member of the Bereavement Committee and the St. Vincent DePaul Society. She always looked forward to attending the Harvest Ball and going to Bible study.

She loved her cats and her dog and she enjoyed traveling when able, including her trip to Jerusalem. Always looking to find a good deal, she enjoyed shopping and looking nice. One of her greatest joys was spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband, John; daughters, Kathleen Marie (Kenneth) Compton of Columbus and Karen Elizabeth (James) Humphrey of Delaware; grandchildren, Kenneth Compton Jr., Amanda Nicole Dawson and Kadey Grace Humphrey; great-grandchildren, Kenneth Compton III, Paisley Grace Compton, Camden Akers, Natelie Cain, and Avery Cain; brothers, Thomas Thompson, John Thompson, William John Thompson, and Jimmy Thompson; sister, Elizabeth “Betty” Schatzle.

“Well done faithful servant.”

A funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, April 30, 2018 at 10:00 am at St. Mary Catholic Church, 82 E. William Street, Delaware with Rev. Fr. Michael Watson officiating. A memorial gathering and luncheon, provided by the St. Mary Bereavement Committee, will follow the mass in the Snyder-Rodman Community Room, 101 Valleyside Drive (formerly 1510 W. William Street), Delaware.

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware is honored to serve the Painter family.

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  • She was a beautiful soul and a fabulous mother and friend. She will be greatly missed.

  • I enjoyed having her as a client who soon became a friend. She had a heart to please God and loved her family and church. I will miss her greatly till we meet again. “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. There will be no more mourning, or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. “ Revelations 21:4

  • Joyce was a beautiful soul and I know that she is resting in the arms of her savior Jesus Christ so Joyce may you rest in peace and one day we shall meet again and may God bless your soul

  • I’ve known Joyce for a number of years. What a fun character! An awesome, awesome lady! I was honored to know her. She is missed.

    Respectfully, Hedwig S. Coe

  • I have had the pleasure of knowing Joyce for a few years. What a character–an awesome, awesome lady! I am honored to have known her. She is missed.

    Respectfully, Hedwig S. Coe

  • To John and Joyce’s Family:

    I am working on Monday and and unable to attend the funeral, but I want to offer my sincere sympathy to you all. I pray that God will grant her eternal rest and you consolation.

  • I reached for the phone this morning to call my was such a natural thing to do. Habit. It hit me hard….emotional trauma that I have never before endured. I know mom is enjoying paradise and WOW (it’s difficult to wrap my head around) she is finally relieved of all these worldy struggles. I’m excited for her…she’s had a hard life; she can now rest snd have a peace beyond my understanding. The only thing i truly regret is this: I disrespected time. Mom and I pretty much talked everyday, but as I evaluate those conversations I realize I was usually distracted by some task “I needed to do”. The quantity of our interactions were many; however the quality was lacking. Time….how precious. I miss your beautiful, sacrificing heart. I now have a huge grin on my face because I know you are home….I love you mom.

  • I have not seen my stepsister for some time, however I remember Joyce with fondness, loyalty to her family and friends. She should be remembered for her thoughtfulness, caring attitude and her life. I do hope God remembers and places a seat at his table for Joyce. You are in a better place. Rest in Peace. William Thompson.

  • It was my privilege to be a part of her family. She was a character. I know she is at peace in Heaven watching over all of us. \until we meet again , I love you and miss you.