Joyce J. Wehr, 83

Posted on July 30, 2014

Joyce J. Wehr, 83, of Markle, passed away at 2:20 p.m. Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Markle Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.
Joyce was a graduate of Jefferson Township High School in Huntington County. She worked for many years at Square D Corp. in Huntington, where she was a past president of the IAM Local 2574. She was a past worthy matron with The Order of the Eastern Star Mt. Etna Lodge. She was a member of the Mt. Etna United Methodist Church. She enjoyed traveling with her sister, bowling in leagues and was very good at crocheting and knitting.
Joyce was born Jan. 23, 1931, in Huntington County, a daughter of Laurance and Ruth Cramer Smith.
Survivors include a daughter, Linda Wehr of Champaign, Ill.; five sons, Colter (Cynthia) Wehr of Huntington, Alan (Diana) Wehr of Fort Wayne, Barry Wehr of Huntington, Danny (Karen) Wehr of Huntington, and Rodney (Nancy) Wehr of Andrews; a sister, Jackie Blinn of Wells County; and 17 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two grandsons, Ralph Wehr and Fabian Wehr, and a sister, Jean Howell.
There will be no visitation or funeral service. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Interment will take place at the Mt. Etna Cemetery.
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