Joyce A. Smart, age 79, of Nelsonville, Ohio, passed away October 30, 2019 at Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster, Ohio.
Joyce was born January 21, 1940 in Buchtel, Ohio to Joseph M. Schenz and Phyllis Wend Schenz . She graduated from Buchtel High School; started working at Mount St. Mary Hospital in Nelsonville in 1960; started working at Logan Health Care Center in Logan in 1980; member of the Nelsonville VFW Auxiliary; and member of the Nelsonville Elks Ladies Auxiliary.
Surviving are her daughter Kathy L. (Glen Robson) Smart of Murray City; son Ricky K. (Melyn) Smart of Nelsonville; daughter Christina A. Smart of Nelsonville; grandchildren, Jereme Harden of Murray City, Lacie (Yahreen) Collins of Buchtel, and Bryan Smart of Nelsonville; step-grandchild Teara Harper of Marietta; great-grandchildren, Austin, Aaron, Dontae, Tristan, Amon, Alyssa, Azariah, and Abram; sisters, Anita Reliford of Nelsonville and Judy Thompson of Nelsonville; and brother Neal (Helen) Schenz of Buchtel.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; husband Eldon Smart, who passed away June 16, 2017; grandson Kyle Smart; great-grandson Osias Collins; and brother Phillip Schenz.
Funeral services were held at 1 pm on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at the Warren-Brown Funeral Home, Nelsonville, Ohio with Pastor Yahreen Collins officiating. Burial was in Knollwood Cemetery, Logan, Ohio.
Calling hours were observed on Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 2-6 pm at the funeral home.
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