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Jocelyn Risley

Jocelyn “Jolly” Risley, 83, went home to Jesus at 8:35 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021, at the Inn at Westbrook, Upper Sandusky, surrounded by her loving family.
On June 24, 1938, Jocelyn was born to Glen and Evelyn (Riedel) Geary in Sycamore. She married Kenneth Risley on June 10, 1956, at Sycamore Evangelical United Brethren Church. Kenneth preceded her in death on July 13, 2018.
Surviving are the following children, Julie (Joe) Thomas, Upper Sandusky, Joan (Tim) Davidson, rural Tiffin, and Mark (Diana) Risley, Caledonia. Also surviving are nine grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and 13 step-great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers, Chet Geary, Akron, and Jed (Maria) Geary, Upper Sandusky; one sister, Pat (Shawn) Barron, Tiffin; plus one brother-in-law, Richard (Margaret) Risley, rural Upper Sandusky; plus many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Jocelyn was preceded in death by two sisters, Marcile McBride and Twila Walton, and a sister-in-law, Judy Geary, besides her husband.
Jolly was a Christian and a member of Sycamore United Methodist Church for 83 years. In her younger days she was a piano student at Heidelberg College. She played beautiful music. For 62 years she was a devoted wife and loving mother. She filled her time being an avid volunteer for vacation Bible school and religious education. Jolly worked at G.E., Tiffin, Sycamore Meat Locker and was co-owner of Risley Amusements. The family would like to thank the staff at Inn at Westbrook for all their loving care they gave to her.
A private family graveside service was held at Pleasant View Cemetery, Sycamore, with the Rev. Amy Vittorio officiating.
Memorial contributions can be made to Sycamore United Methodist Church or Hospice of Wyandot County in care of Walton-Moore Funeral Home, P.O. Box 350, Sycamore, OH 44882. Online expressions of sympathy can be made at

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