CANFIELD – Joyce H. Overly, 83, died Tuesday afternoon, March 17, 2020, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Youngstown, from complication from a recent stroke she had suffered.
Joyce was born March 26, 1936, in Youngstown, the daughter of Harry and Irene Ferreri Thomas.
She was a 1954 graduate of South High School, where she was named prom queen and homecoming queen. She had been an active member of St. Luke Catholic Church, attended St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, was a member of the Down to Earth Garden Club. She enjoyed baking pizzelle cookies to share with friends and family. She served as president of the Paul C. Bunn PTA, and the Woodrow Wilson High School Booster Club. Joyce and her husband Wes were avid sports fans.They would passionately attend as many events as possible supporting their children and grandchildren — a family legacy they passed on to their children and grandchildren. Joyce valued her many friendships, some of which have lasted for more than half a century. Her husband Lloyd Wesley Overly, whom she married Aug. 27, 1955, had died six years ago to the day.
She is survived by two daughters, Laura (Kenneth Ziegler) Overly of South Carolina, and Lisa Overly of Maui, Hawaii; three sons, Doug Overly of New Orleans, Brad (Mindy) Overly of St. Simon Island, Ga., and Jeff (Patty) Overly of Boardman; nine grandchildren, Christine (David Janci) Groves, Amanda (RJ) Weinberg, Lauren Groves, Hannah, Zachary, Maxwell and Morgan Overly, and Austin and Brooke Overly; and four great-grandchildren, Charlotte and Ally Weinberg and Ava and Emma Janci.
Because of the current health threat caused by the coronavirus, Joyce will be laid to rest with her husband at Calvary Cemetery after a private service.
Joyce’s family will be celebrating her life with their family and friends at a later date, to be announced.
The family has requested that material tributes take the form of donations to the Alzheimer Association in her memory.
Arrangements are by Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home, Boardman-Canfield Chapel.
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