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Joyce Swope

August 17, 1937 ~ December 21, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old

Joyce Swope Obituary

Joyce Ann Swope, age 86, of Fostoria, passed away December 21, 2023, at Independence House in Fostoria. She was born August 17, 1937, in Fostoria, to Raymond and Muriel (Brickle) Gwiner. On February 12, 1956, Joyce married Dale Swope and he preceded her in death in 2018.  

Joyce graduated from Fostoria High School. She was the office manager for Dr. Sheeran for 33 years. Joyce had a strong faith in God and attended Trinity United Brethren Church. She enjoyed all aspects of hand stitched quilting, motorcycling with her husband, and spending summers at Barton Lake. Above all else, she loved her family and attended all the grandchildren’s sporting and school events.

Those left behind to cherish Joyce’s memory are her children, Deb (Chuck) Below of Wayne, Teri (Roger) Manecke of Fostoria, Jeff (Amie) Swope of Huron; grandchildren, Alisha (Kalen) Bankey, Lindsay (Jordan) Feick, Cami (Mark) Mareches, Joe Swope, David Swope, Aaron (Cari) Weidner, Stephanie (Robert) Rath, Danielle (Eric) Rice, Joshua (Rachelle) Below, Erin (Rob) Davenport; great-grandchildren, Mara, Easten, and Kaden Bankey, Case and Gage Mareches, Bearett and Beckley Feick, Brin and Jack Weidner, Reece, Owen, and Carson Rath, and Kaveona, Ari’Ella, Bre’Ella, Damien, Ruby, Nathan, Elijah, and Malachi Below, Alex, Ashlynn, Aliza Rice, Corbin, Jaxen, and Addalee Below, Dawson and Rekkah Davenport; sister, Susan Keith of Lemorre, California.

In addition to her husband, and parents, Joyce was preceded in death by her grandson, Nick Below.

There will be a memorial service at a later date. HUFFORD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 1500 Manor Hill Rd., Findlay, 419-422-1500, is honored to serve Joyce’s family. Memorial contributions in Joyce’s name can be made to Bridge Home Health and Hospice, 15100 Birchaven Ln., Findlay, OH 45840 or Trinity United Brethren Church, 201 W. Fremont St., Fostoria, OH 44830. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.huffordfh.com.

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