Obituary of Joyce Ford
Joyce H. Ford, age 80 of Roodhouse, died Monday, October 2, 2017 at her residence. She was born July 9, 1937 at Athensville, the daughter of Fredrick James and Mildred Williams Hopper. She married Larry R. Ford July 25, 1957 in Winchester, and he preceded her in death February 6, 2010.
She is survived by two daughters, Janie Manley (husband Craig) and Cindy Scott (companion Scott Phares) , and two sons, Larry Ford and Rocky Ford, all of Roodhouse. Her grandchildren are Lacy Hazelwonder, Mallory Finch, Ryan Scott, Kayla Bailey, Kirstie Ford, Katelynn Manley, Bradyn Ford, Michael Scott, Lee Scott , Christina Woods, Leah Wombacher, Megan Strohm, Tracy Buchanan, and Ryan Hammon. She also has great grandchildren, Kendyn, Payton, Adalyn, Alissa, Carter, Kaleb, Taylor, Carson, Clayson, Dirksen, Jaxon, Taylor, Sydney, Evan, Reese, Brandon, Sean, Nathan, and Julissa . There is a brother Paul Hopper of Roodhouse, and several nieces and nephews surviving. She was preceded in death by five sisters and five brothers.
Joyce spent many years working as a volunteer EMT for the Greene County Ambulance Service. She was employed as a dispatcher for the Roodhouse Police Department. During this time she raised her children and was a homemaker.
She was an avid Cubs fan, and loved to argue with her children who are Cardinal fans! Joyce enjoyed sitting on her front porch, whether it was just her, or a porch full of family and friends. She was known by many people, young and older, as Granny. She also enjoyed spending time at her daughter Janie’s country home, on the deck soaking up the sunshine. Her greatest joy was spending time with her children and grandchildren, who she loved very much. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her.
Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in White Hall, with burial at Pine Tree Cemetery near Patterson. Visitation will be Saturday from 10 a.m. until service time. Memorials are suggested to BJC Hospice. Condolences may be left on-line at www.airsman-hires.com.