Obituary For Joyce Anne McCarthy

Written by on January 27, 2020

A memorial service for Joyce Anne McCarthy will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, February 1st, 2020 at The Church of Christ “Vocal” with Tom McBrayer and Jim Hites officiating. Friends and family may visit 2 hours prior to services at the church. The Price-McElroy Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

She died on Saturday, January 25th, 2020 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. She was born on March 22nd, 1955 in Kenton, to the late George H. and Louella (Adkins) Lawrence. On June 1st, 1973 she married Everett McCarthy and he survives in Ridgeway.

Also surviving are 2 daughters; Sonya Petty of Kenton, Gina Clingerman of Kenton, 3 sons; Bryan (Brenda) McCarthy of Mt.Vernon, Errol (Mercy) McCarthy of Lima, Joshua (Jackie) McCarthy of Ridgeway, 2 sisters; Peggy Gunnett of Bellefontaine, Ethel (Richard) Madison of Kenton, 3 brothers; Jerry Lawrence of TX, Jim (Cindy) Lawrence of Kenton, Clayton (Rhonda) Lawrence of Marysville, 10 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a brother; George H. Lawrence Jr.

Joyce was a member of the Church of Christ “Vocal”.

Known as “Miss Joyce” to her students, Joyce worked for Simon Kenton as a Preschool teachers assistant for 22 years. Being a teachers assistant fit right into her true passion of being a mother, wife and homemaker. She loved to take care of her family, whether it was cooking, spoiling her grandchildren, or supporting them in their various activities or sporting events.

When she wasn’t taking care of her family, Joyce enjoyed singing Karaoke in her free time.

Memorial donations may be made to the Church of Christ, 10882 St Rt 53, Kenton, OH 43326.

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