Joyce Ann Chapman Ambs

February 27, 1936October 12, 2011

JOYCE ANN (CHAPMAN) AMBS age 75 of Springfield passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 in her loving home. She was born the daughter of Rufus Lowell & Thelma (Brown) Chapman on February 27, 1936 in Sulphur Springs, Indiana who precede her death. She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years Phillip Ambs, her children Liz & Pete Priddy of Middletown, Indiana, Susan & Doug See of Springfield, John & Amy Ambs of Urbana, Jenny & Rob Vogt of Fairborn, and Kate & Jamie Wagner of Springfield, her grandchildren Jordan & Kelly See, Nichole Armstrong, Emily & Ethan Ambs, Kiley & Thad Bowman, Olyvia Ray, Jessica & Rachael Sanders, Ben Abbitt, and Grace Wagner, her sisters Nancy Cook and Sue & Bob Melton, her brothers Bill & Janet Chapman and Jerry & Debbie Chapman, her sisters in law Su Anne Simpson, Mary Lu Miller, and Janet Ambs, many nieces & nephews, and dear friends Alice & Cal Smith. Joyce was a member of Daughters of Isabella, a longtime member of Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church. Joyce was forever dedicated to her family. She took great pride in providing a loving home for her husband and children by taking care of every need they had. She will be missed by all who loved her. Friends may call on Monday, October 17, 2011 ¬5PM to ¬7PM at Burcham Jennings Funeral Home, 119 E. Main St. Fairborn, Ohio. Mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at 10AM at Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, 954 N. Maple Ave Fairborn, Ohio with Rev. Charles F. Lang, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Miller Cemetery, Middletown, Indiana on Wednesday, October, 19 2011 at 11AM. Donations may be made in the memory of her mother to the Alzheimer’s Association of Dayton or to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at e direction of Burcham Funeral Home, Fairborn, OH.


  • Funeral Service Tuesday, October 18, 2011
  • Visitation Monday, October 17, 2011

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John A. Wolfe

October 22, 2011

Phil & family - my sincere condolences for your loss. Like Sallie, Joyce always had a smile and was a caring person and I know she will be sadly missed. I will keep her and the family in my prayers.

Mike Mattingly

October 20, 2011

Cousin Phil and family,
Jenn, Annie and I were saddened by your loss. You are all in our thughts and prayers.

Jo Nell Martin

October 20, 2011

Phil and Family, We are so sorry about your loss. I always find it helps to be
thankful for what I've had. You've had a wonderful wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandma...friend. Praying God will give you peace during these difficult days.
Carl Whitener and Jo Nell Martin

October 19, 2011

Phil and family, I was so honored that I was able to spend time with Joyce at Smitty & Alic's anniversay party. It was great to be able to talk to Joyce and you all. We discussed that she was to have surgery. I will remember the time we spent talking that day. It was such a shock when Judy Yarwick emailed me. I just want you and the family to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you thru out the weeks ahead. I know she will be truely missed by everyone. Special prayers will be with you.
Dorothy Skinner ,(Springfield, Ohio)

Sandie Lewis

October 17, 2011

Jen,so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Sandie and Emily Lewis (kohl's)

Becky Black

October 17, 2011

Liz, so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. She was a wonderful lady, and I will always remember her smiling face. Thinking of you, Becky and Tim

October 16, 2011

To the Ambs family -
We are saddened to learn of your loss. We will keep you all in our prayers.
Sue, Billy and Carley

Selena and Miguel Vazquez

October 16, 2011

Susan and family, We hope the wonderful memories you have of your mom comfort you during this difficult time. Thinking of you...

Angela Mowbray

October 16, 2011

Kate I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family.

Angela Phipps

October 15, 2011

John and Amy so sorry to read about the lost of your mother John may god give you all the strength to get thru this difficult time and the days ahead..remember the memories and things will be better...god bless...

Angela and Don.....Amy's cousin