OBITUARY

Joyce H. Carroll

March 31, 1942April 24, 2021

Joyce was born on March 31, 1942 in Juneau, PA to John and Margaret Misko. She graduated from Purchase Line High School in 1960. She was married a time or two or three, something you may not have known because she didn’t like to brag about her immense desirability. Joyce was a very hard working woman her entire life. Joyce worked for Bowne in Cleveland for over 20 years. When the company was laying everyone off, her recommendation letter read “her willingness to work is legendary and when we had overtime she was always there”. Although retired, Joyce still expressed the desire to work. She would point out all of the companies hiring and thought about inquiring within. In the past year she transitioned to full time puzzle assembly.

Joyce loved living in Ravenna. She made so many good friends and participated in many activities. Joyce loved going to the pool for water aerobics, going to lunch with her besties (Sandy, Jeanne, Jackie, Shirley, Laree, Mary, Linda, Anita to name but a few), walking at the local parks, tending to her garden and seeing new movies at the theater. Unfortunately, many of these activities were unavailable to her for the past year. Joyce was very patiently waiting to get to be social again. Joyce truly loved life and living. She was not a complainer so she just did what had to be done.

Joyce’s love language was feeding people. If you ever got cake, sausage bread, cabbage rolls, meatloaf, or Chicken Paprikash from her you can count yourself among those she loved. She was kind and loving and generous. If the world was made up of only people like her we would all be much better off. Joyce is survived by daughters Pamela Carroll (Dan Collin) and Tammy Carroll (Pete Pawlowski), grandchildren Megan (Carroll) Tokar (John), Bradley Kaczmarski, Crystal Carroll (Kyle Cummings), Samuel Carroll (Angelina Watts), great-grandchildren Christopher Cummings, Noah Tokar, Zae’lyn Cummings, Mackenzie Tokar, Ayden Carroll and Connor Tokar, niece Denise Trusnik (Lou), nephews Steve Henry (Gina) and Bill Walters. And several great-nieces and great-nephews. And pet grandchildren Ripley, Jake, Baxter and Whiskey.

Joyce was predeceased by her beloved sister Sandi Walters and son Samuel Carroll (former spouse Donna Kuhl).

There will be no services per Joyce’s request. In lieu of flowers or donations she would tell you to spend your money on something nice for yourself. But if you really insist, please donate to the Portage County APL.

On Saturday, April 24, 2021 Joyce was very unexpectedly taken from us and this life. If there is another life beyond this one she most certainly deserves to be there. She wouldn’t want us to cry and grieve for too long. I’m sure she would much rather we enjoy this one life we’re given. But she always said she would do this again so, if there’s an option for reincarnation she’ll be back around.

Author’s Note: If you were not mentioned by name it is not because you were not spoken of often by Joyce. It’s because of a daughter who thought she would have all the time in the world to pay attention later. A daughter who would give anything to listen to her say absolutely anything now and would hear each and every word. Don’t wait guys. Listen now.

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Darlene Sapp Hart

May 4, 2021

Rest in peace Joyce ....

Vicki Starcher

May 3, 2021

I was fortunate to cross paths a few times through Joyce's activities with her friend, Jackie, also my sister -in-law. Joyce's presence was a pleasure and I always enjoyed her company. More recently Joyce stopped by when I was visiting at Jackie's and we spent some time getting to know each other better. Soon after Joyce showed her generous , loving heart when she sent my disabled daughter a set of little owl themed storage cases. What a sweet person and such a sad loss for all. Joyce was a good listener and observer of people , tuning in to their hearts and more than that - caring about their hearts! She was quick to do a kindness and make a difference. I send my sympathy and know she will leave a hole in the lives and hearts of many. God bless Joyce's family and ease their hearts. Joyce will be remembered fondly by many.

Mary Faulhaber

May 1, 2021

You can allways tell a good person when they have so many good close friends for a long time ,and that was Joyce . When you became her friend it was for life , she was always glad to see ya and you knew it . I loved Joyce's dry sense of humor and she was never a loss for words. she was a shopper and was very good at it. because I was often the recipient of some very nice shoes . I remember a Saint Patrick's day , that we were the only two ladies who were enjoyed a green Beer together . Things just won't be the same with out you lady ,but we will meet again in that great big Penney's store in heaven, some day. I will recognize you right away because you will be the classy little dame dressed to the hilt there !!!! Love you honey , can I shed at least one , little tear for you, will that be ok ?

Gina Henry

May 1, 2021

Aunt Joyce was a wonderful woman, sweet, calm and loving. She will be greatly missed. Praying for peace to those suffering in their grief. “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in times of trouble.” Psalm 46:1.

Jacqueline Wheeler

April 30, 2021

I first met Joyce in 2005 when I joined her Red hat group. I knew right away I wanted to get to know her better as I liked her style, her personality and I could tell she was a fun person. We got together for country line dancing & began spending more time together. She was my best shopping buddy, proof of the fact I have the same sweater and floral jeans on the photos on this site. However, dressing alike was never a problem as we both had many other things to wear!
Kind and generous is an understatement. This past year, she decided she wanted to be 'Secret Santa" to my niece, Angela and her two sons. We enjoyed shopping for them as well!
A couple weeks ago, she, LaRee, Mary and I took her to one of her favorite little towns, Hudson for a belated birthday lunch. We're all glad we got the opportunity to do that. Of course, although it was Her birthday lunch, she shows up with a delicious cake for us all to share. That was typical Joyce!
We talked lots of evenings before bedtime, with ending the conversation and me saying" Stay save and I love you, Joyce." To which she replied, "Love you too, baby." So, now I can only say, "I hope you are safe and I love you, Joyce."
I'm going to miss you all the rest of my life.

Tammy Carroll

April 30, 2021

My mom was my best friend! We did the dishes everyday together! She knew everything about me. God! I miss her!

Denise trusnik

April 29, 2021

On April 22, 2021, we talked on the phone for our typical hour, catching up on everything and everyone. We made plans to finally, after a year, get together!! Going to go to Megan's in Ravenna, one of her favorite places. Just needed to settle on a day and time. Yay! Finally I get to see my best aunt in the world after so long!!! Before we actually spoke, I left her a voicemail, cause she was out walking, in the cold, and snow, with her girlfriends! Of course, when she called back, I was getting dressed, and ran to pick up. I wasn't fast enough and missed it! During that few short seconds, she left me a 24 second voicemail. I'm still unable to listen to it. Thankfully I saved it and will be able to hear her voice when I need it. Who knew, that just 2 days later, I would get a call from my cousin Pam, best cousin ever by the way, giving me the most devastating news. That poor girl, had to tell me my precious aunt was gone.As I screamed and cried and carried on like a fool, Pam had to calm me down. On what was I know, the very worst day of her life, she took care of me. For that, I will be eternally grateful. The shock was overwhelming. Sadness, numbness, and the never ending question, why? Why? How? Soul crushing grief. How am I going to keep going? I absolutely adored that woman! She was my favorite and coolest aunt, and friend. She would say, Niecy you just have to keep doing. That is exactly what I'm going to do, because that's what she did over the years, through many losses. She would want me to live life, just as my beloved Aunt Joyce did. Aunt Joyce, I could go on and on, you know how much I loved you. I told you all the time. What you didn't know, was how much you influenced, inspired, and impacted my life. I find some peace knowing that you and my wonderful momma are together again. I will carry you with me until we meet again, on the other side. I know my best two women will be waiting for me.

Denise trusnik

April 29, 2021

My beautiful, classy, yet sassy, Aunt Joyce. Fierce, strong, independent, secret keeper, advice giver. Kind,generous, loyal to a fault. She came from so little, yet she gave everything. She believed in hard work, and worked hard for everything she had. Her home was beautiful, a reflection of her. Everyone loved her house! Some of my most cherished memories are from her dining room and dining table. I still bring out the "good stuff" for every holiday, trying to make look as stunning as she did. She was my inspiration for many things, from reading books we loved, to cooking, and baking,to plants and gardening. She had the greenest thumb you ever saw! Her sense of style was legendary! That woman rocked,from her trendy hair, to the cutest jackets, tops, jeans, boots, shoes, purses, and every accessory you need to step out looking gorgeous! My aunt would never dress like an "old lady". You would never believe her age.Aunt Joyce was the best mother, grandmother,great-grandmother,sister, aunt, great-aunt,great-great- aunt you would ever want to be, or have. She believed in good values,morals, integrity, just being an all around good person. She knew life was for the living and she enjoyed a very full and active life! Always doing something and going somewhere, she ran circles around most of us! Aunt always thought of everyone, she'd pick up a little something for so and so, because they were having a rough time. You couldn't ask for a more thoughtful person. When I lost my mom, and she her sister, my aunt had to see and do things she should never have to do, but she did and with kindness and grace. Carrying her own immense grief, she took care of Niecy. Believe me, I needed it. She told me stories I never heard, things I never knew. We cried, and laughed. We have always been close, this brought us even closer. Aunt Joyce was to me, the "cool, fun, mom", I told her lots of stuff! She was my light, during some very dark days.

Sara LoPresti

April 28, 2021

Sara LoPresti

April 28, 2021

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