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Joyce R. Erwin
Joyce R. ErwinCrossJoyce R. Erwin, age 77 of Richwood died Saturday, September 11, 2010 at Grady Memorial Hospital in Delaware.  She was born December 27, 1932 to the late Ernest Verne and Dorothy Mae (Kennedy) Hamilton.

On June 21, 1951 she married Louis Erwin at the former Central United Methodist Church and he survives in Richwood.  She is also survived by four daughters, Deborah (James) Grindell, Dallas, Texas; Phyllis Murray, Richwood; Christine (Spencer) Schalip, Marysville; Cathy Beatty, Columbus; 6 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren; a brother, Jerry (Jackie) Hamilton, Marion; a sister, Roberta (Roger) Evans, Richwood and a sister-in-law, Ava Hamilton, Radnor.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Hamilton.

She was a 1950 graduate of Richwood High School.  She was retired from Fulfillment Corporation of Marion where she worked over 30 years.  She was a very active member of the former Central United Methodist Church, serving as choir director and Sunday school teacher.  A former 4-H advisor for almost ten years, she enjoyed teaching sewing to many young ladies in the area.  Joyce enjoyed quilting, gardening, working with her flowers, and canning.  She had been a member of the PTA and had been active with the band boosters when her children were in school.  In recent years, when she was able, she had attended the Fulton Creek Friends Church.  The center of her life was her loving and devoted family.

Funeral services will be Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 11:00 AM in the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood with Pastor Joe Kirby officiating.  Burial will follow in Claibourne Cemetery.  Friends may call from to 4 to 7 PM on Wednesday.

Memorial gifts may be made to HomeReach Hospice, 561 W. Central Ave., Delaware, OH  43015 or the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601-7633 (www.alz.org)

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#2 from: Leslie Hagenlocker Willis
Greenbrier, Arkansas
Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 2:57 PM

Phyllis and family,  I was so saddened to hear of your mother's passing.  I had just tried to call your parents home on Sunday trying to find you just to reconnect, but did not know until today of her passing.  Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this.   If you need anything, please let me know.  Talk to you soon Phyllis.

#3 from: Dr. Wayne Evans
North Canton, Ohio
Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 3:42 PM

Our shirt-tale family connections are through Joyce's sister, Bertie Evans my aunt. I am sorry for Joyce's loss, but with her faith in the Lord, Heaven is a better home than the health problems she has faced in more recent years. May the Lord bless you.

#4 from: Joan Nerderman
OSU College of Optometry
Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 10:37 PM

Cathy and family,
It doesn't matter how old we are...when we loose a parent we feel like we are 10 again and just want to hold our mom's hand to feel secure or hear her voice.  But we are left with memories and sorrow now that will ease.  I've been there and hope you can find moments of peace from her friends and family as you realize how many lives we touch in our lifetime...and maybe even a fond smile or two.

#5 from: Margaret Hood
Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 12:03 AM

Louis and family,I am so sorry to hear of Joyce passing.I Haven't talked to you for quite sometime because of my health and this has touched me deeply.A beautiful voice has been stilled.You have always been part of my life and though we were step-siblings I always said you were all my brothers if anyone ask.I still treasure the card from Korea.Please know even if I am not able to be there you are in my heart,thought and prayers through this time.


#6 from: Marcie Patton
Richwood, Oh
Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 1:55 PM

Dear Louis and family,  I am so sorry to hear of your loss.  I always enjoyed talking to Louis and Joyce at the Dr. office and most recently they would look me up at the hospital.  Joyce was always very proud of her children and grandchildren, keeping updated on all their accomplishments.  She will be greatly missed.  Rely on your memories, the love of your family and friends and strength of the Lord to give you comfort.  Marcie Patton

#7 from: The Taylor Family
Bellaire, OH
Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 10:32 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.  

#8 from: Lisa (Chapman) McNamee
Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 7:20 PM

I was sorry to hear about the loss of your wife/mother.  I have lots of good memories of Joyce back when she was the choir director at Central Methodist Church.  Greta & I probably tried her patience, but we still had alot of fun and learned alot from her.  She will be missed.
My thoughts & prayers go out to the whole family.  

#9 from: Ken Burkard
Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 8:26 PM

Dear Cathy and family,
   I was sad to see about your Mom's passing.  I think of you often and the fond memories I have of our younger years.  God Bless

Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 8:18 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this difficult time.

#11 from: Julie Thogmartin
Galion, OH
Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 8:56 PM

I always enjoyed coming to the Erwin household.  Joyce was such a wonderful, warm and caring friend and mother. I was so sorry to see that she had passed away.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to Louis and the girls.  Joyce will be greatly missed by one and all.

#12 from: Sheila Bennett
Marion, OH 43302
Sat, Sep 18, 2010 at 9:11 PM

I worked in Product Review at Fulfillment Corporation  with Joyce for many years.  She was fun to work with and many times brought in her current sewing projects to show us.  I remember how excited she wss when she first got a serger - - - she loved it.  Joyce always spoke so lovingly of her family.  I am so glad I knew Joyce.

#13 from: Joan Thomas
Washington Court Hose (formerly Marion), Ohio
Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 5:26 PM

I am so sorry for your loss.  I worked for FCA as long as Joyce and knew her verywell.  She was always a very positive person and cared for all of you very much.  She got a lot of enjoyment with her sewing and other homemaking endevors.

I am sorry that I didn't get to come in person but due to my inability to get around much I moved closer to my daughter and I don't get the paper for several days after it is printed.

When I knew Joyce she didn't have any greatgrandchildren yet but she really loved her husband and children and grandchildren and talked about all of you with great love and was quite interested in the grandchildrens activities.

She will leave a hole in your heart and lives and those of us who worked with her.

Jo Thomas

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