Joyce Johnson


Joyce M. Johnson, 82, of Defiance, passed away May 30, 2014, at the Laurels of Defiance.

She was born on February 16, 1932, in Bryan, Ohio, to Herbert and Mable (Stenger) Lewis. Joyce worked as sales clerk for Hill Department Store.

Joyce is survived by her son, Troy (Tina) Johnson of Defiance, Ohio; daughters, Cindy (Todd) Smith of Defiance, Ohio, and Jodi Johnson of Athens, Ohio; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and sisters, Marylin Ruger of Michigan and Beverly Vincent of Bryan, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Janet Slocum; and special friend, Darrell March.

Joyce enjoyed boating and cooking.

Burial will be held at a later date.

Memorials are suggested to Defiance Hospice. Online condolences can be given at

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