Joyce S. (Stanton) Spicer

Born: Fri., Sep. 30, 1927
Died: Tue., May 2, 2017


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., May 05, 2017
Location: Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc.

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., May 06, 2017
Location: Lander United Methodist Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., May 06, 2017
Location: Lander United Methodist Church

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Joyce S. Spicer, 89, of Russell, PA, passed away on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at her residence.

Joyce was born September 30, 1927, in the family home in Lander, PA. She is the daughter of the late Ernest A. and Doris Almendinger Stanton. A lifelong resident of Lander and Russell, Joyce was a 1945 graduate of the Lander High School. She was residing in the home she and her late husband built together forty-six years ago. She was a longtime member of the Lander United Methodist Church and active in the Women’s Society there. Joyce was retired from the New Process/Blair Corp., and also worked for Betty Dixon Candies. 

Always active, she was a member of the Warren County Horseshoe League, having won many first place tournaments. She belonged to several bowling leagues, enjoyed reading, puzzles daily crosswords, and working in her flower garden. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to many. She will be deeply missed.

She is survived by two daughters, Deborah Raymond, and husband, Don, of Frewsburg, NY, and Rita Kelly, and husband, and Eddie, of Russell, PA; one son, Michael Spicer, and wife Donna, of Lander PA;  a sister, B. Elaine (Sally) Nash, of Frewsburg, NY; six grandchildren, Christina Raymond Pitts, and husband, Miller, of SC, Jason Raymond, and wife, Anna, of Jamestown, NY, Steven Raymond, and wife, Alicia, of Frewsburg, NY, Andrew Weilacher, and wife, Jamie, of IL, Bradley Weilacher, and wife, Megan, of NC, and Levi Kelly, of Russell, PA; ten great-grandchildren; four sisters-in-law, Erma Thelin, of Warren, PA, Barbara Ekey, of Warren, PA, Janie Spicer, of Lander, PA, and Patricia Stanton, of Warren, PA; and one brother-in-law, Francis Spicer, and wife, of Russell, PA; and many nieces and nephews.

Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, Duane G. Spicer, whom she married on October 27, 1951, at the Lander UM Church; and two brothers, William and Kenneth Stanton.

Friends will be received at the Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc., 1003 Penna. Ave. E., Warren, PA, on Friday, May 5 from 4 to 7 p.m., and at the Lander United Methodist Church, 5582 PA-957, Russell, PA, on Saturday, May 6, from 10 to 11 a.m., at which time a funeral service will be held there with Rev. J. Mark Hurst, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Thompson Hill Cemetery.

Those wishing to make a memorial contribution should consider Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Avenue, Warren, PA 16365, The Cancer Care Center, 2 Crescent Park W., Warren, PA 16365, or the Lander United Methodist Church.


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Dale Allmendinger, Jr.
   Posted Thu May 04, 2017
Dear Sally and all of Joyce's family -
I am so sorry to hear of Joyce's passing. Sending my deepest sympathy at this difficult time.

John and Mary Ferry
   Posted Thu May 04, 2017
Mary and I express our sadness at the loss of a good neighbor. We are traveling to Texas, not to return until the 12th; and so will miss the funeral. Heartfelt condolences to all the Spicer family.
John and Mary Ferry

Florence Flick
   Posted Thu May 04, 2017
We're sorry to hear about your mother. Our prayers are with you and your family. Mike and Florence

Donna Smith & Stanley Lantz
   Posted Thu May 04, 2017
Sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Our thoughts are with you.

Kyle Dudgeon
   Posted Fri May 05, 2017
Love to the Stanton/Spicer family. I remember my dad, Bruce Dudgeon, taking the family to many family reunions, and Joyce having to deal with me spitting watermelon seeds all over.

She will be missed.

Tony Oleksak/Ann Oleksak Vizza/Margaret Oleksak Lodowski
   Posted Mon May 08, 2017
Mike, Deborah, Rita and Families,

Although its difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow. So many wonderful memories. With our deepest sympathy.

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