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Joyce Marie (Miller) Meyer

January 28, 1958 ~ October 19, 2018 (age 60)

Joyce Marie Meyer, 60, of Parker, died unexpectedly at her home Friday, Oct. 19, 2018.

She was born Jan. 28, 1958, the daughter of the late Forrest Lee “Woody” Miller, a sports writer, and Judith Lynn Towner Miller who survives. On May 29, 1979, she married James Lee Meyer, who survives.

Joyce was a graduate of Clay High School in South Bend, Indiana. She attended William Woods College in Fulton, Missouri.

Joyce enjoyed hunting, fishing, horseback riding, cooking, gardening, canning, camping and spending time with her menagerie of pets on her Parker farm where she and Jim enjoyed many happy years together. She also enjoyed quilting and crocheting and was known for her many handmade gifts that she lovingly crafted for friends and family members.

She was a voracious reader and passed on her love of books to her children and grandchildren  

She loved children and served as a Cub Scout den mother and a Venango County 4-H leader. After raising her children, Joyce developed a passion for archery hunting. It was during one of those hunts that she died peacefully in the woods near her home.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her mother Judy Miller, her son James Eugene and his fiancée Alissa Carter, her daughter Jennifer Russell and her husband Sam, and, one of her greatest joys, her two grandsons, Augustus and Theodore Russell. She is also survived by a sister Gayle (Ron) Bell; four brothers Vince Miller, David (Sue) Miller, Matt (Jenelle) Miller and Neil (Leslie) Miller; father-in-law Howard Meyer; two brothers-in-law Kenneth and Michael Meyer, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Joyce was preceded in death by her father, a brother-in-law Rick Snyder, her mother-in-law Florence C. Meyer, her stepmother-in-law Norma L. Meyer and a sister-in-law Rebecca Louise Meyer.

Friends will be received at the H. Jack Buzard Funeral Home in Parker, Pa (201 S. Wayne Ave.) on Tuesday the 23rd from 2-4PM and 6-8PM. Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday the 24th at 11AM with the Rev. Dick Anschutz officiating. Interment will follow at the Allegheny Cemetery near Parker.

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In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Foxburg Free Library at 31 Main St., Foxburg, PA or to your local library.

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