Joyce Thompson Herron
It is with great sadness that we share with you that our classmate,Joyce Thompson Herron has succumbed to illness. Joyce,who is 77, passed away in her residence, surrounded by her family, on Sunday, March 14,2021.
Joyce was born in New Brighton, Pa. on Monday, May 17,1943. She was the daughter of the late William and Jean Tinsmen Thompson. Her husband of 53 years,Clifford L.Herron, preceded her in death two weeks prior to her death on Monday, March 1,2021.Joyce was a member of Concord United Methodist Church.Joyce and Cliff enjoyed traveling together and camping all over the country. Joyce really enjoyed gardening, especially making sure that the weeds were picked out. When Joyce retired from her position as the office manager of Beaver Internal Medicine, her sole intention was to help raise her five granddaughters. It was her most fulfilling job ever.
Joyce is survived by her daughter Stefanie Herron Pyle and son-in-law, Timothy Lee Pyle of Chippewa, her son, Brent Herron and girlfriend, Jody Papageorge of West Mayfield, her five granddaughters, Sydney Margaret, Chloe Marie, Makayla Elizabeth, Emma Jean and Haylee Ann, her brother, Donald (Joann) Thompson of Spokane, WA, her sister-in-law, Rosemary Jagoditch of New Brighton, and several nieces who loved her dearly as well as her dog, Bella.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Joyce was preceded in death by her brother,William and sister-in-law, Jean Thompson.
Friends were received on Wednesday, March 17th from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 97 Grim Avenue, Ellport.
A funeral service took place at the funeral home on Thursday, March 18th at 11:30 AM. Interment followed in Concord Church Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made in Joyce's name to the North Sewickley Township Volunteer Fire Department, 887 Mercer Rd., Beaver Falls, PA 15010
Diana Bonomo (Adamo)
Joyce and I went to separate schools, until High School. However, she spent summers in my neighborhood at her Grandparents home. She lived not far from there. We spent many summers playing together as children. Although we lost touch, I remember her fondly. And strangely, earlier today I received a facebook friend request from her.
Pauline Young (Morgan)Joyce and I started school in Patterson township and our class was a very close group throughout 9 years . She will truly be missed by all of us from patterson. High school she was friends will everyone as well as being football and prom queen.
Our paths again came together while she work for BIMA Medical group & with me in VIMA then Cardiology group.
I am so saddened that I was unaware she had been sick in this past year with the pandemic which effected all of us.
May she rest in peace and bless her..🙏💕💓
As I remember Joyce was a wonderful person Sad to hear of her passing.
Miriam Parks (Bickerton)
So sad to hear of Joyce's passing. We went to school together starting at Patterson Twp. and then through High School. What a sweet person she was. She will be missed by many.
Sandra Sims (Peyton)
So sorry to learn about Joyce being ill this past year. I remember how much fun and nice she was in high school. I will be keeping her family in my thoughts and prayers during their time of sorrow. I know our class will miss her very much.
Kaye Webb (Elder)
So sorry to hear of Joyce's passing. Remembering the fun times at BFHS and how vivacious Joyce was then. Especially thinking of her family as they deal with the loss of both parents in such a short period of time. Peace be with Joyce, her husband, and all of her family.
Nancy Mannerino (Cornecki)
So Sad to hear of the passing of Joyce Thompson Herron, may She Rest in Peace. Prayers for her family.
Martha Dean (Hoegle)
Until I saw Joyce's obituary I was not aware that her husband had died just two weeks before her. The last two weeks of her life would have been very difficult for Joyce and her family dealing with Joyce's failing health and the death of her husband. Joyce was a very sweet person and she changed very little in her life. The last year of her life she lost weight. I went to her viewing and Joyce would have been proud of her son, Brent, daughter, Stefanie and her five precious granddaughters. They are a very special family and enjoyed many special memories with their parents and grandparents. Enjoy Heaven Joyce and I think one of the first persons you got to see was the love of your life, your husband.
Peggy Collins (Brown)
I am so sorry to hear we have lost another classmate.
Carol Stewart (Mitchell)
Like all of the classmates/ many happy memories of Joyce and I can see her on the throne as I bleieve Prom Queen. I'm sure it is very hard on the family to loose both Joyce and her husband, but for both of them , they are rejoicing in each others company and in perfect health again.