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R. Joyce Derr

R. Joyce Derr, 90, of Carey, died at 4:18 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2019, at her residence with her family and caregivers by her side.
Born Dec. 19, 1928, in Kirby, she was the daughter of Leo and Mary (Mitten) Kin. She married Floyd F. Derr on Sept. 6, 1952, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Kirby. He preceded her in death on Jan. 1, 2019.
She is survived by four children, Geri Ann Derr-Baldwin of Upper Sandusky, Dr. Ronald G. (Julie) Derr of Brentwood, Tenn., Suzanne M. (Steve) Micheli of Grove City, and Sara L. (Brian) Binau of Bellaire, Texas; nine grandchildren, Ava, Olivia, Eliza and Carson Derr, Jaclyn (Jason) Womble, Jenna (Gary) Schneider, Kevin Micheli, Alexis (Michael) Hebel and Kate Binau; three great-grandchildren, Caroline Womble, Knox and Nash Hebel; two step-grandchildren, Wendy Baldwin and Todd Baldwin; two step-great-grandchildren, Jessica Baldwin and Mikaila Baldwin; a brother, Thomas Kin of Carey; and a sister, Joan Wilman of Attica.
Preceding her in death were her parents, three brothers, Bernard “Pete” Kin, Richard Kin and Justin “Jack” Kin and a son-in-law, Charles Baldwin.
A 1946 graduate of Upper Sandusky High School, she was a stay at home mom until all her children began school. Joyce retired from Commercial Savings Bank in Upper Sandusky after 25 years of dedicated service.
She and Floyd enjoyed traveling to Europe, especially to the Vatican. She played the accordion and piano and was a member of a dance band in her early years. She loved spending time in the kitchen, especially baking angel food cakes, chocolate chip cookies and making homemade noodles. She also enjoyed working with her hands and crafting. Making rosaries, crocheting doilies and making afghans and pot scrubbers to share with family and friends put a smile on her face and those who received her gifts. Above all, she loved spending time with her family.
Joyce was a member of the former St. Joseph Catholic Church in Salem Township. She later became a member of the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation in Carey. She was a member of the Catholic Ladies of Columbia, the Rosary Altar Society and Wyandot County Farm Bureau.
Friends will be received from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29, at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home in Carey, where a rosary service will be held at 7:45 p.m.
A mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 30, at the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation in Carey with the Rev. J.R. Hadnagy, OFM Conv., officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Carey.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Heartland Hospice of Fremont, St. Joseph-Salem Heritage Society or CLC and sent to Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, 225 W. Findlay Street, Carey, OH 43316 .
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