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Joyce Ann Martin, 74, of Hickory Township, New Castle, Pa., passed away at Grove City Medical Center, Pine Township, Mercer County, on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at 7:15 p.m.
She was born on Feb. 14, 1943, in Grove City, Pa., to Leonard P. Martin and Dorothy Cooper Martin.
She retired from Slippery Rock University in 2007. She was a member of East Brook ECO Presbyterian Church, where she was a former Deacon. She enjoyed cooking, baking, traveling, going to yard sales, snow birding in Florida, and spending time with family and friends.
She is survived by two daughters, Brenda A. Walton Thomas (John P.) of Volant; Cheryl L. Walton Wenzel (Ed) of Marathon, Fla.; brother, John C. Martin (Karen) of Fairport, N.Y.; and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Donna Martin; and brother, William Martin.
Funeral services will be at Smith Funeral Home, 421 New Castle St., Slippery Rock, on Monday, June 5, 2017, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Jason Schepp, pastor of East Brook ECO Presbyterian Church. Family will receive friends at the Smith Funeral Home in Slippery Rock on Sunday, June 4, 2017, from 3 p.m until 6 p.m. and Monday from 10 a.m until time of service at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Slippery Rock Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to the Family Hospice and Palliative Care, 701 N. Hermitage Road, Bldg. 1 Suite 5, Hermitage, Pa. 16148.
Published on June 1, 2017
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