Joyce Wilson Gardner

August 11, 1932October 11, 2012

Joyce Gardner

Age 80 of Moraine, Ohio passed away on Thursday, October 11, 2012. She was born August 11, 1932 in Franklin, Ohio to the late Wilbur Thirkield and Rhoda Belle Wilson. Also preceding her in death is her step-father, Clay Lawson; siblings, Alma (Howard) Ingram, Christine (Irvine) Gabbard, Wilbur Thirkield Wilson; and nephews, William and Jonathan Ingram. Joyce is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, James Gardner; children, Nancy (Joel) Gebhart, James Stephen (Annette) Gardner, Michael Alan Gardner, Karen Lynn Gardner, all of Miamisburg; grandchildren, Brian Gebhart, Keith (Ryon) Gebhart of Colorado, Kristy Gardner, Katlyn Gardner; great grandchildren, Orah and Noah Gebhart; niece, Carolyn Kramer; nephew, Ronald Gabbard and sister-in-law, Neltja Wilson. Joyce was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and aunt that loved spending time with her kids, grandkids and family. She also enjoyed reading, singing, and the holidays. Friends and family may visit from 3:00-6:00pm on Sunday, October 14 at Gebhart-Schmidt-Parramore Funeral Home, Miamisburg. The funeral service will be private at the convenience of the family. Joyce will be laid to rest at Hillgrove Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to The Hospice of Dayton, in memory of Joyce. Personal condolences may be left for Joyce’s family by visiting her memorial at



  • Visiatation Sunday, October 14, 2012


  • Private Funeral Service

Joyce Wilson Gardner

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Pat Soesbe (Flynn)

October 15, 2012

My deepest sympathy goes out to the whole Gardner family! I knew your mom for a long time and she was a great person! Keep the great memories of her.

Betty Collins

October 14, 2012

Karen,Mike and Family
Your Mother can't be replaced, But she will live in your hearts FOREVER!
My love and prayers are with the whole family

Julie Sturgis

October 13, 2012

Thoughts and prayers are with you Karen and family at this very hard time

Rae Merritt

October 13, 2012

What a privlege it must have been to have known you- I feel honored just in all the amazing & good humored stories your baby girl has shared. We will continue loving your family through this with prayer. I will meet you someday until then Heavenly Peace to you, Sweet Joyce.

David Spotts

October 13, 2012

My deepest sympathies for the lost of your mother and wife. I know there will always be a empty place in your lives with her gone. I didn't really know her but knowing some of her family indicates she must have been special.

Judy (Mike) Riley

October 13, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

paula lachat

October 13, 2012

to all of you my heart goes out to you all... you are in our prayers and thoughts. if there is anything we can do please let us know. May God be with you all. Love Paula and Bob and family Lachat

Lisa Bell Oditt

October 12, 2012

My heart aches for you my dear friend Karen and your family. I love you and I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and you're family, always.

Missy Profitt-Jorgensen

October 12, 2012

I will miss you Mama Joyce, you was like a second mom to me . Thanks for loving me like your daughter. We sure had some great times at your house....I LOVE YOU & WILL SEE YOU AGAIN SOMEDAY

Karen Gardner

October 12, 2012

Mom I can't put into words how heart broken I am. I miss you so much already. I love you so much. I am glad you are no longer in pain. Thank you for everything you have done for me, but especially for just loving me. You are our angel now. I know I will see you again. Love you so much. Karen