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NEW MIDDLETOWN Ms. Joyce Ann Persing, 66, passed away on Friday, July 12, at Hospice House on Sharrot Road.
Joyce was born in Youngstown on Sept. 27, 1946. She was the daughter of Merlin L. and Helen Sabrin Persing.
Joyce had attended and graduated from Berea High School in Cleveland. She had been affiliated with the Free Methodist Church and had worked as a waitress for several area restaurants.
A memorial service to honor Joyces life will be held on Saturday, July 20, at 2 p.m. at the Gospel Baptist Church on Clingan Road. Services will be under the care of Pastor Royalty of the Baptist Church.
Joyce will be laid to rest at New Springfield Cemetery.
Joyce is survived by her mother, Helen of New Middletown; sons, Keith Vandongen and his wife, Nancy of Spokane, Wash. and Brian Vandongen, also of Spokane; a sister, Betty Lou Price of New Middletown; and three brothers, Jim Persing of Tennessee, Larry Persing and his wife, Joy of New Middletown and Ed Persing of Moon Township, Pa.
Joyce was preceded in death by her father, Merlin; brothers-in-law, Don Price and Bob Reents; a sister-in-law, Joy; and a niece, Robin.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Cunningham Funeral Home in Bessemer, Pa.