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Calling Hours:
Saturday, October 27, 2018, 10:00am-1:00pm
North Shenango Presbyterian Church
10377 Church Rd., Espyville, PA 16424

Memorial Service:
Saturday, October 27, 2018, 1:00pm
North Shenango Presbyterian Church
10377 Church Rd., Espyville, PA 16424
Rev. Mary Kathryn Crom, officiating

Joyce M. Martin, age 78, of E. Lake Rd., Jamestown passed away Thursday morning, October 18, 2018 in UPMC Hamot.

She was born in Jamestown, PA on November 23, 1939 a daughter of Norman Fonner and Delma (Snodgrass) Porter. She was a 1957 graduate of Jefferson High School. On August 27, 1960 Joyce married Jack Martin, he passed away November 7, 2015. She was employed as a clerk typist at Pymatuning State Park and was also a lifelong farmer.

She was a member of North Shenango Presbyterian Church, Espyville and Eastern Star Century Chapter #100. She enjoyed gardening, canning, and nature. Joyce was a lover of life and lover of people.

She is survived by two daughters; Rhonda Yates and her husband John of Fairview, PA and Robin Martin and her husband Keith Harper of Kissimmee, FL, a grandson; Martin Harper of Kissimmee, FL, a granddaughter; Briana Sandman of Fairview, PA.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a sister, Ethel Berg, and a half brother, David Porter.

Memorial contributions may be made to North Shenango Presbyterian Church, 10377 Church Rd., Espyville, PA 16424, St. Paul's, 339 E. Jamestown Rd., Greenville, PA 16125, or Yolanda Barco Oncology Institute, 16792 Conneaut Lake Rd., Meadville, PA 16335.

Arrangements entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Randall Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 416 Liberty St., Jamestown.

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11 Comments

  1. Dixie Rhoades & Ed Dixie Rhoades & Ed
    October 23, 2018    

    Dear Robin & Rhonda,
    Please accept our deepest sympathy. We were school friends of hers and later in life. Such a caring person! God Bless, Ed& Dixie Rhoades

  2. Anonymous Anonymous
    October 23, 2018    

    So sorry. I talked to her a few weeks ago. Hugs. Tom and Diane Mowery.

  3. Janeen Hutton Denmark Janeen Hutton Denmark
    October 23, 2018    

    I was so sorry to hear Joyce had died. She and Jack were wonderful neighbors. I remember going to their wedding with my parents when I was six. I hope you will be comforted by the Holy Spirit, knowing that she is no longer sick, but with our Father in heaven and with your father. They are probably giving pony rides to the children.

  4. Dan Dillen Dan Dillen
    October 25, 2018    

    Rhonda and family, your mother will be missed buy anyone who ever met her. She was always smiling, and had a good word for everyone. I will miss that.

  5. Dee Culp Sievert Dee Culp Sievert
    October 25, 2018    

    Rhonda & Robin and Families:

    We (My mom, Verba and I) were so sorry to hear about your mom passing. She was such a lovely person. So very sorry for your loss

  6. Kristina Miller-Rayner Kristina Miller-Rayner
    October 26, 2018    

    Dear Rhonda and Robin – your Mom had such a wonderful and positive energy. Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. Keith and Carol Rodgers Keith and Carol Rodgers
    October 26, 2018    

    Rhonda and Robin,
    We enjoyed visiting with your mother this summer at St. Pauls’s. She was always so friendly over the years when one of us would run into her out and about. I hope our little rescue Gus brought her some joy. Our sincere and deepest sympathy.

  8. Anonymous Anonymous
    October 26, 2018    

    Robin and Rhonda Our sincere sympathy to your family. Dutch and I have many good memories of fun times with Jack and Joyce. Because of health reasons we cannot come to calling hours but you are in our thoughts and prayers

  9. Christine and Dutch Smith Christine and Dutch Smith
    October 26, 2018    

    Sorry forgot to leave our name

  10. Katie Bell-Fawcett Katie Bell-Fawcett
    October 27, 2018    

    Rhonda,

    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. Always enjoyed chatting with her on the phone or while in the office. My deepest sympathy to you and Briana.

  11. Diane Rynd Diane Rynd
    October 27, 2018    

    Rhonda and Robin : Years ago, I took a women’s history class and one of the assignments was to choose a woman I admired and write about her history. I was so often reminded of that assignment last year when I had the privilege to spend time with your mom. I knew Joyce first through my mom but came to really appreciate her during the time we spent together. She had such of gift for telling her life stories, a lot of them funny, a lot of them familiar everyday stories, and some of them hard stories. They were always told with a bright , insightful perspective on living. She and my mom both had that women’s remarkable tenacity which held them together. And while occasionally challenging for family , that tenacity was an integral part of their strength and their beauty. Thank you for sharing your mom with me. I will miss her.

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