Joyce L. Creed 1927-2013

LIBERTY – Joyce L. Creed, 85, passed away at 3:40 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at Liberty Health Care Center.

Joyce was born March 8, 1927 in Ashtabula, the only daughter of Leonard H. and Ruth L. Andrus Merrill.

She attended Liberty High School and would marry her sweetheart, Harold L. Creed, on March 8, 1943. Together they shared 68 years of marriage and their four children Linda, Joy, John and Ruth.

Mrs. Creed attended Pleasant Valley Evangelical Church and was a member of the former Loy’s Corner Evangelical Church.

She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star William Farr Lodge 672 in Girard, and had enjoyed reading, camping and traveling with her family to their cabin in Pennsylvania.

She is survived by her children, Linda L. (Kurt) Hepler of Girard, Joy D. (Phillip) Cicero of Vienna, John L. (Kathi) Creed of Liberty and Ruth E. (William) Suit of Huber Heights; her brother, Dick Merrill of Dallas; eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold, on May 25, 2011; two brothers, Glenn and Lyle Merrill; and by her grandson Michael D. Cicero.

Private arrangements were handled under the direction of the Lane Family Funeral Homes Niles Chapel at 415 Robbins Ave., Niles, Ohio 44446.

A graveside service will be held for family and friends this spring at Lulu Falls Cemetery in Ashtabula.

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