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Given-Dawson-Paisley Funeral Home

186 Park Ave, Coshocton, OH

OBITUARY

Joyce Ann Stocker

June 28, 1935October 20, 2019

Joyce Ann Stocker, age 84, of Powell, formally of Coshocton, passed away on Sunday, October 22, 2019. She was born on June 28, 1935 in Tyler County,West Virginia to the late Claude and Agnes (Hill) Gorby.

Joyce was an English Teacher for Riverview High School for 49 years and five days before she retired. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Coshocton, the Coshocton Historical Society, Bridge Club and Delta Kappa Gamma. Joyce loved to educate her students and took pride in teaching. She knew every student by name and was a dear friend to many of them. She enjoyed gardening, landscaping, quilting and was a wonderful seamstress.

She is survived by her children Stephen (Sheree) Stocker of Florence, KY and Sally (Christoper) Stocker DelGrosso of Canal Winchester, OH; three grandchildren, Stephen-Paul, Samantha and Spencer; five great-grandchildren, Cali, Fynni, Axel, Aggie and Millie; and her two canine companions Mondo and Giada. Along with her parents, Joyce is preceded in death by her sister Irene Ayers.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Given-Dawson-Paisley Funeral Home. Funeral services will begin at 1:00 pm at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Coshocton County Memory Gardens.

For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to The Ganzhorn Suites, 10272 Sawmill Parkway, Powell, Ohio 43065.

An online memorial can be viewed at www.given-dawson-paisleyfh.com.

Services

  • Calling Hours Tuesday, October 29, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, October 29, 2019

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Ed Duling

October 29, 2019

I am yet another English student of Joyce's. All these years later, there is not a day that goes by that I (an "escaped" band director, organist, and semi-retired music ed. professor) do not make use of the skills and thinking about writing, grammar, literature and spelling (yes, she got all of those in!) she taught. Moreover, due to Mr. Singer's retirement, I had her for both 10th and 12th grade--perhaps the only graduating class to do so. Everything said on these pages by her students is true; as a student--and even as I returned to RV to do some long term subbing--I only saw her have to "lower the boom" a few times as she had a motherly, persuasive way that could charm late work out of the most lazy student. As I taught public school music, I also acquired a 1-8 elementary certificate through the ODE retraining process, and thus actually taught gr. 7 English in a small school district--freaking out the English dept head there because I'd tested out of all my English at Capital U. because I would write a coherent essay and never had an English course in college. I could do that because Joyce Stocker was a structural grammarian who had us spelling words from the literature book glossary and diagramming sentences the week before we graduated! . . . not to mention laughing our heads off over the three "Jacques" in "Tale of Two Cities." Some years after I graduated, people were still saying "Hey Mrs. Stocker passed your old Sr. research paper around class the other day." (That was the paper about legato technique in trombone playing . . . with one word, "embouchure," consistently spelled wrong throughout! I was floored when she showed me that paper!) At her services today, I was reminded of the need to aspire to do our best and to get our students to follow suite. Certainly you have to know the subject--but you also have to be a salesperson for learning widely and deeply. " So live that when thy summons comes to join that innumerable caravan . . . " Ed D. '73

Sherrie Martin

October 25, 2019

She was my English teacher at River view High School. She was such an awesome teacher and a sweet teacher and lady.The only think that I did not like is the book reports.I was not one to get up in front of people,we need to stand in front of the class. But she was one of my favorite teacher.
RIP Mrs Stocker. Heaven gained another angel.

Carmen Marie Rogers

October 24, 2019

Mrs. Stocker was an amazing teacher! I had the honor of being in her College English class at RVHS. She certainly did have a twinkle in her eye and obviously loved teaching. She always went above and beyond and deeply touched a number of us. She will be missed but not forgotten. Love, hugs, and condolences to her family and friends.

Cammy Ruttencutter Brown

October 24, 2019

Mrs. Stocker is one of my most memorable and favorite HS teachers. I always felt I learned more English history in her 12th grade English class. She made it so interesting. I can still see her perched up on her stool in front of the class, rubbing her hands together and giggling with a twinkle in her eye, as she described some juicy detail about some ancient figure. May you be comforted in your time of loss. Class of 1994.

Becky Hasler(Van Fossen)

October 23, 2019

I graduated from River View in 1970 and so enjoyed taking my senior College English class with Mrs. Stocker. She always had a pep in her step and thoroughly enjoyed teaching. I am still teaching today (over 40 years) and was excited to teach because of her and others of my former caring high school teachers.

Love and prayers at this time, Becky Hasler (Van Fossen)

Bob Daugherty

October 23, 2019

She was one of my favorite teachers of all time. She was so full of excitement in what her students were involved with. She made you feel you were part of the teaching/learning process in her class. The best grades I ever got in high school English. God bless you Ms. Stocker. Class of '76.

Sarah Mikesell Mintus

October 23, 2019

Mrs. Stocker was an inspiration to her students! She inspired and encouraged me to become a writer/journalist which has been a fantastic career for me. She always knew how to bring out the best in her students. I had her my senior year when my parents divorced. She helped me through many difficult days, and she was compassionate, a great listener and always offered the best advice. I will be forever grateful to have had her as a teacher and friend.

Rest in peace, Mrs. S.
Sarah Mikesell Mintus - Class of 1988

KEVIN BERTON

October 23, 2019

sorry for your loss. i have only fun memories of Joyce. god bless

Carol Knicely-Mikesell

October 23, 2019

Dear Steve & Sally,
Your Mom was 1 in a million! We all loved her so much, not only as a teacher, but as a dear friend! I was blessed to have her twice, both Sophomore & Senior year. We talked many times over the last 40+ years.
Please know that you are both in my thoughts & prayers.
In Christ's love,
Carol Knicely Mikesell

Richard Marble

October 23, 2019

Mrs. Stocker was a great Teacher and a wonderful person. Her presence on this earth made the lives of those who knew her better for having known her. As my senior English teacher she never failed to make learning engaging and fun. She also found ways to make each student feel like they were important. The world has lost a true gem of a human being. Vaya con Dios Mrs. Stocker. My condolences to the family.

FROM THE FAMILY