Vivan “Joyce” Pendleton, 91, passed away on Tuesday, April 25, 2023 at ProMedica Memorial Hospital. She was born on June 26, 1931 to the late Harry and Blanche (Brooks) Coad in Graniteville, Missouri. Joyce was a 1950 graduate of Arcadia Valley High School in Ironton, Missouri and was Salutatorian of her class of 50 students. That same year she moved to Fremont, Ohio. Joyce married Edward William Pendleton on April 23, 1953 and he preceded her in death on February 4, 2015. Joyce worked at J.J. Newberry Company and at Fremont Memorial Hospital for 30 years. She was voted Employee of the Year during her working career. She retired at the age of 72. Joyce was a long-time antique dealer, doing shows and having barn sales at her home. She also enjoyed yard work and having big gardens. Joyce loved her dog, Jordan. She taught her five children the value of hard work and she was the love of her children and grandchildren.
Joyce is survived by her five children, Debra (Gary) Sanderson of Toledo, Michael (Laura) Pendleton of Lindsey, Melinda Myers of Bellevue, Bryan (Pamela) Pendleton of Green Springs, and Kevin (Toni) Pendleton of Lindsey; fourteen grandchildren, Elizabeth, Joshua, Emily, Erin, Carly, Megan, Michele, Chris, Ruel, Rebeca, Rachel, Tyler, Spencer, and Colby; great-grandchildren, Livia, Aiden, Mekko, Charley, Leo, Audrey, David, Madilynn, David, Gage, Tristan, Bryce, Hayleigh, Ryleigh and Braxton; sister-in-law, Donna Foos of Fremont and several nieces and nephews.
Joyce is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Edward; sister, Rosemary Jordan; brothers, Wayne, Alvin and Stanley Coad; grandson, Benjamin Slaughter
Visitation: Saturday, April 29, 2023 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E State St., Fremont, OH.
Funeral Services will follow at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Fremont, OH
Memorials can be made in Joyce’s honor to the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, ATTN: Sue Berryman, Spiegel Grove, Fremont, OH 43420.
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It was always a pleasure to see your mother at the store or at one of her sales. She was always delightful. May God hold you in His arms during this time.
Craig and Diane Riehl and family
Kevin, Toni and family, So sorry for the loss of your sweet mom and grandma. She was such a nice caring person. Keep your memories of her alive. I am sure there is a Memorial Hospital welcoming committee to welcome her
Gary & Mary Jeanette
So sorry for your family’s loss. Joyce was a sweet lady, who always took the time to stop and chat whenever or wherever you saw her, and always with a smile. Our sincere sympathy to all.
My sincere condolences to the family. I worked with Joyce at memorial hospital for years. She was without a doubt one of the kindest people I have ever known. May she rest in peace now, her work on this earth completed. .
Linda M Gegorski
Sincere sympathy to all the family with prayers/thoughts–she was a special person–may she rest in peace!!
Dear family- much synpathy on joyce’s loss. I worked with her at the hospital. She was very kind and patient in her duties and was lived by all. After all she did God decided it was time for a rest and reward. She will be missed.
My condolences to the family of Joyce. She was a very sweet lady. Knew her from working at the hospital. May she be at peace with our heavenly Father!
Trina R Capucini
Joyce was truly one of those extraordinary human beings that once having met her, you walk away a better person. She touched so many lives with her kindness and gentle way. Sweet Joyce, you’ve earned those angel wings. Thank you for your time here. It was an unforgettable honor knowing you. Rest in glory, you deserve it.
My sincere and heartfelt condolences to her family and dear ones.
Condolences to your family. Joyce was a special person. I worked with her at the hospital for many years. No matter what changes they made she always jumped right in and never complained. Such a sweet lady will never again walk this earth. Heaven has definitely gained another angel!
Joyce touched so many with her pleasant demeanor.
I worked with her at Fremont Memorial
She was a very humble person.
God bless you all.