Obit: Joyce Mary Ward

Joyce Mary Ward, 79, died peacefully on July 16, 2017, at the Gate House.

Joyce was born on June 18, 1938, in Jersey Shore, the daughter of Louise Hamilton.

In 1956, Joyce married Dean Larue Ward and lived in Salladasburg, Pennsylvania. They eventually relocated to Mansfield, Pennsylvania and raised their four sons. In addition to raising their four children, Joyce was active with her church. Joyce enjoyed gardening, cooking, and spending time with family.

Joyce is survived by her brother, Steve; and sisters, Alberta and Barbara; sons, Randy Dean Ward, of Rittman, Ohio, Daniel Ward (Jill), of Montgomery, Dale Ward (Lisa), of Frederick, Colorado, and Michael Ward (Kathy), of Dover, Pa.; six grandchildren, eight great- grandchildren, and numerous other relatives.

Visitation and services will be held at Crouse Funeral Home at 133 E. Third St., Williamsport, on July 19th. Visitation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with service starting at 1 p.m. Immediately following the service, interment will be at the Jersey Shore Cemetery.