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Joyce A. Lockard

February 28, 1935 - November 28, 2015


Waverly, New York

Date of Death:

November 28, 2015



Birth Date:

February 28, 1935

Birth Place:

Bristol, Pennsylvania

Service Information:

Friday, December 4 at Noon at Harriman Methodist Church in Bristol, Pennsylvania



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Joyce A. Lockard

Joyce Lockard passed away in Elderwood Nursing Home on Saturday, November 28, 2015 in Waverly, New York at the age of 80.

Joyce is survived by her children, Dr. John Lockard and Cynthia Risher, and her sister Diana Versprille.

Joyce was born on February 28, 1935 in Bristol, Pennsylvania to Cornelius and Petronella Versprille. She graduated from Bristol High School in 1953. She married Jack Lockard, her high school sweetheart in 1954. Afterwards, they moved to Cornwells, Pennsylvania, where Cynthia was born in 1957 and John was born in 1961. In 1963, they moved to Phoenixville, Pennsylvania.  Her children remember her as a supportive mother who encouraged them to pursue their goals.

Joyce was accomplished at singing and often sang at church. She was a quiet individual who loved her home and who was passionate about the Philadelphia Eagles. She was a member of the Baptist Church in South Waverly, Pennsylvania.

A memorial service is scheduled for Friday, December 4 at Noon at Harriman Methodist Church in Bristol, Pennsylvania.  Reverend Patti Weikart, Joyce’s cousin, will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Joyce’s life. The family would like to thank the staff at Elderwood for their kindness and dedication to her care.

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