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July 31, 2013

Joyce E. Himes

SAEGERTOWN — Joyce E. Himes, 91, of Crawford County Care Center, Saegertown, went to be with her savior on Tuesday, July 30, 2013.

She was born on Nov. 12, 1921, in Meadville, a daughter of George H. Burton and Mildred L. Flaugh Burton. She married Leo R. Himes on June 7, 1941; he preceded her in death on Dec. 24, 1992.

She was a 1940 graduate of Meadville Area High School.

Joyce and her husband, Leo were co-owners of the Sherry Donut Shop on Arch Street in Meadville from 1950 to 1958 which moved to South Main Street in 1958 and was closed for business in 1970.

She was also employed by Grasso’s Grocery Store, Spaulding’s and Automatic/Servomation, all of Meadville.

Joyce was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and attended Blooming Valley United Methodist Church with her sister.

She was a past member of the Italian Civic Club and Fraternal Order of Eagles of Meadville.

She enjoyed the sunshine, her beautiful flower gardens, all animals, especially her cats, feeding the birds, making crafts, and sewing quilts for her family and friends.

Joyce is survived by three children, Sherry Greggs and her husband, Floyd, of Meadville, Sarah Smith and her husband, Lynn, of Saegertown, and Dave Myers and his wife, Debbie, of Saegertown; 10 grandchildren, Maxine Sheakley and her husband, Jim, of New Berlin, Dave Greggs and his partner, Martin Ellison, of Harlan, Iowa, Tom Greggs and his wife, Glenda, of Meadville, Bob Greggs and his wife, Sheri, of Meadville, Ranee’ Armstrong and her husband, Joe, of Summerville, S.C., Jason Smith and his wife, Carrie, of Saegertown, Leslie Giebner and her husband, Brian, of Saegertown, Ayshea Heckman of Meadville, Vince Myers and his wife Melanie of El Paso, Texas, and Andi Johnson of Barnwell, S.C.; 13 great-grandchildren, Bill and Clark Sheakley, Brady, Joshua, and Sarah Greggs, Adam and Zach Armstrong, Connor and Colby Smith, Dylan Giebner, Finnegan Myers, Ayden and Kylee Johnson; a great-granddaughter due in January, Ahna Joyce Myers; a sister, Maxine McFadden of Meadville whom she lived with for many years; a nephew, Gary McFadden and his wife, Genee, of Longview, Texas; and a niece, Sue Cronin and her husband, Ed, of Saegertown.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo; and her parents.

She was loved and called Grandma Joyce by many people and was always there with advice and open arms to anyone who needed her.

Family and friends are welcome to call on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Roofner-Collins-Warren Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 544 Chestnut St., Meadville.

The funeral service will be held on Monday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Mark Rusnak of Asera Care Hospice officiating.

The committal service and burial will take place at Brookhouser Cemetery, Saegertown.

Memorial contributions may be made in Joyce’s memory to Crawford County Humane Society, 11012 Kennedy Hill Road, Meadville, Pa. 16335; or Asera Care Hospice of Erie, 1600 Peninsula Drive, Suite 14, Erie, Pa. 16505.

Please take a moment to share a memory, condolence or to order flowers for the family on Joyce’s Book of Memories online at


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