Joyce E. Creighton

June 15, 1937July 20, 2013

Strafford- Ms. Joyce E (Merrill) Creighton, 76, died Saturday, July20, 2013 at Hyder House Hospice, Dover.

She was born in Northwood on Jun. 15, 1937, daughter of John and Marion (Evans) Merrill.

Joyce worked as a LNA for different companies. She was a musician & was a member of the Rebekah’s.

Predeceased by her sisters, Barbara Cimon and Jean Stapleford. She is survived by 2 sons Glen (Sandy) Creighton, Webster and Brian Creighton, Strafford. She leaves 2 grandchildren, Beth (Chris) Martin, Fremont & Aaron Creighton, CA., her brother, John Merrill, TN. & numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be Friday, July 26 at South Barnstead Cemetery on Route 126. Reception to follow at her home. No calling hours will be observed. Donations may be made in memoriam of her to Lighthouse Church of God, 29 Watson Street, Pittsfield, 03263

The Bennett Funeral Home of Concord is in charge of the arrangements.


  • Graveside Service Friday, July 26, 2013

Joyce E. Creighton

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August 1, 2013

Joyce was such a wonderful lady. I got to know her through our church and enjoyed playing music with her. The Creighton family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Gayle Torla

Karen Reese

July 27, 2013

Dear Brian and Glen and family we were saddened to hear of your moms passing. I apologize for not coming to service but I got the message to late. But we know that she is with her Lord Jesus. We will continue to pray for the Lord to comfort you and your family. She will be greatly missed by so many and her music. But we rejoice in knowing we will see her again waiting for us at the gates of heaven and once again we will sing and worship the Lord together!!! All our love and prayers to you all. Reese's

Donna Hutchins

July 27, 2013

Our deepest regrets for the loss of Joyce. Joyce was always a good neighbor and I will always remember her fondly. I will miss our daily chats. My thought are with you Brian.

chasity mason

July 25, 2013

We are all so sorry for the loss of joyce. may she be at peace with the angels to brian and family we are so sorry for your loss.

Dick Patten

July 24, 2013

I would like to extend deepest sympathies to Glen & Brian Creighton on the death of their mother Joyce. I had the pleasure of knowing Joyce and her former husband Ben when they belonged to Daniel Webster Grange in Webster. Joyce & Ben were honored as State Grange Young Couple of the Year in 1971 for 1972. They competed for the National Grange Title of Young Couple in Hartford, CT. Many Grangers enjoyed their singing throughout the state.

Joyce Kendall

July 24, 2013

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.