Joyce B. Whitley, age 87 of Elida, passed 4:45 p.m., Sunday, August 1, 2021 at the Springs of Lima, with her husband by her side, holding her hand. She was born October 14, 1933 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Roy and Ivy Hamlett Pritchard. On October 3, 1952 she married John E. Whitley, who survives in Elida.
Joyce worked at McDonald & Company Investments of Cleveland and was a homemaker. One of her greatest joy was working in the garden with her flowers.
Also surviving is her loving daughter – Lois (Gil) Clark of Lima; her precious grandchildren – Erica (Rick) Moening, Dane (Lauren) Clark, Gail (Nick) Crites, Wesley (Melanie) Clark, Lesley (Anthony) Crites, great grandchildren – Baylie Moening, Lacie Moening, Taylor (Evan) Schwartz, Noelle Clark, Micah Clark, Aiden Crites, Collin Crites, Isaac Crites, Axel Crites, Logan Clark, Elie Clark, Levi Clark, Dallas Crites, Evie Crites, Lincoln Crites; a great great grandchild – Berkeley Schwartz.
She was preceded in death by a great granddaughter – Hanna Crites.
Following Joyce’s wishes, there will be no visitation or services.
Memorial contributions may be give to Deb’s Dogs, 1560 Wonderlick Road, Lima, OH 45805.