Joyce Strong, 80

Joyce Lee Strong, 80, Roann, died at 3:50 p.m. on Oct. 9 at Autumn Ridge Healthcare Center in Wabash. She was born Aug. 19, 1933 in Wayland, Ky. to John and Virgie (Phipps) Dials.

Joyce first married Floyd West; he died in 1965. She then married Isaac Strong on Dec. 21, 1965 in LaFontaine; he died August of 1978. She was a nurse's aide at Wabash County Hospital 20 years, retiring in 1998. She attended Erie Street Freewill Baptist Church in Wabash. Joyce enjoyed crossword puzzles, crocheting and reading.

She is survived by four children, Floyd L. West, Roann; Jim West, LaFontaine; Evelyn Strong, Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., and Teresa Martin, North Manchester; two step daughters, Virginia Davidson, Carlton, Ga., and Helen Kay Draper, Wabash; four grandchildren, five step grandchildren, and several great grandchildren and step great grandchildren; two brothers, Jim (Diane) Dials, Wabash, and Mark Dials; four sisters, Jeanette Bergman, Minn., Geneva Jennings, Wabash, June Yost, Warsaw, and Sarah Hartley, Huntington. Four brothers and one sister preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave. Wabash, on Saturday, Oct. 12,  at 11 a.m.  Burial will be in Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Huntington County.  Friends may call 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

The memorial guest book for Joyce may be signed at

Posted on 2013 Oct 11