L. Joyce Searles

September 18, 1946 ‒ September 21, 2005

Sunbury, Ohio

L. Joyce Searles, age 59 of Sunbury, died Wednesday morning September 21, 2005 at her residence following a brief illness.

She was born on Sept. 18, 1946 in Huntington, WV to the late Elbert and Hallie (Terry) Neal. A 1968 graduate of Marshall University, she also attended Ohio State School of Cosmetology, graduating in 2002.

Joyce worked as a school teacher for the Ceredo-Kenova High School in West Virginia, a training consultant for J C Penny and Columbia Gas and as a stylist for Neon Salon in Sunbury.

She was a member of the Searchlight Club, ASTD American Society for Training Development, ISPI International Society for Performance and Instruction, Sunbury Breakfast Lions, and was recognized as Lion of the Year in 2005. Joyce was also a member and Past Matron of Columbia Chapter #33 OES.

Survived by Son: Robert C. (Linda) Searles of Hilliard, Grandchildren: Elizabeth and Matthew, Brothers: Donald, Robert, and John Neal of Huntington, WV, and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Preceded in death by her Husband: Robert M. Searles on October 21, 1998, Brothers: William and Earl, Sisters: Helen Neal and Mary Burcham.

Graveside services will be held Monday 2:30 p.m. at the Sunbury Memorial Park with Rev. Carol Weiss officiating. Calling hours will not be observed, arrangements have been entrusted to DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Sunbury.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Condit Presbyterian Church Window Fund, 15102 Hartford Road, Sunbury, Ohio 43074.

Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com