Flora Joyce Jaros
February 12, 1942 – February 16, 2019
Flora Joyce Jaros was born on February 12, 1942 and passed away on February 16, 2019.
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Flora Joyce Jaros
Joann Jaros Ashton
March 19, 2019
My sister Joyce and I shared our lives together for 75 years. Her birthday was Feb 12, 1942 and mine was the following day on Feb 13, 1944 - 2 years apart. I would love to share so many many memories of her - but there are just way to many and my heart is so filled with grief at losing her and I miss her terribly. I moved to CA 21 years ago and was only able to see her maybe 5 times after moving away when our family visited Ohio. Our phone conversations were long and funny and we were very close but as sisters will do - we did have our moments of differences. They never interfered with our bond between us or our friendship or love for one another. Never.
Joyce was amazingly brilliant and if you were going to talk History - you had better have your facts straight. She was also very witty and so funny - I loved her sense of humor. She was a private personality but she had many friends who cared deeply about her. She was sensitive and kind but in her own way very shy and she had a thirst for family history and ancestry. She was always my "fashion guru " as she called herself and when she was worried about me she would say, "now Joann, you listen to Mother Joyce, do you hear me?" I will never forget how she cried when we moved from our farm in Old Washington, OH to Johnstown, OH when she was 9 and I was 7 because she did not want to leave the cows and horses. She was adamant that she was not going to be moved no matter what. She loved Ohio State Football - loved Ohio State and loved Ohio. She loved travel and exploring - she loved food - she loved her family. I have to say in a loving way that she was quite the character and I adored that about her. Stubborn - OH MY!!!! Frank and outspoken - OH MY!!! She was so pretty and very. Independent . Joyce told me in November of 2018 she had been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. and I knew we were going to have to say goodbye. It broke my heart for her. I wish Heaven had visiting hours. I miss her presence.