Joyce Ann Preston, 88, of Uhrichsville, died Tuesday, April 3, 2018 in Community Hospice House at New Philadelphia following a period of declining health.

A daughter of the late Frank Halford and Ida Helen (Jones) Septer, Joyce was born October 28, 1929 at Uhrichsville, Ohio and was a 1947 graduate of Uhrichsville High School. Joyce cherished her family and especially enjoyed holiday gatherings, vacationing to Myrtle Beach and watching The Ohio State Football games with them.

She is survived by her children, Steve (Carrie) Preston of Dover, Kathi (Brad) Jackson of New Philadelphia, John (Angel) Preston of Missouri, Patty (Bert) Tharp of Tippecanoe and Mike (Brandy) Preston of South Carolina; her grandchildren, Doug (Stacey) Jackson, Misty (Matt) Ward, Steven Preston, Brian (Lindsay) Preston, Diamond Preston, Jaden Preston, Jennifer Preston, Jacob Tharp, Kristina Tharp, Caleb (Tia) Tharp, Alannah Preston, Noah Preston and Emmi Preston and seven great-grandchildren, Corinne, Daniel, Samantha, Addisyn, Mila, Koi and Kinley.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert Preston; a sister, Geraldine Peter; and three brothers, Robert, Frank and Glen Septer.

In keeping with Joyce’s wishes, cremation will take place through the care of Geib’s Tuscarawas Valley Crematory. Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 9 – 11 AM in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia. A memorial service celebrating Joyce’s life will follow at 11 AM in the funeral home with Pastor Matt Braucher officiating. Following the service, guests are invited to join the family in the Geib Family Center for a luncheon. Following the luncheon, inurnment will take place in Union Cemetery at Uhrichsville.

Contributions may be made in Joyce’s memory to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

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