PAYNE, Ohio — Joyce Ann Wolford, 78, died at 1:50 p.m. Thursday, March 16, 2017, at Vancrest of Payne Assisted Living.

She was born Jan. 11, 1939, in Norfolk, Virginia, to the late Andrew and Virginia (Mayes) Malbone.

On Feb. 24, 1961, she married LeRoy Roscoe Wolford who preceded her in death Dec. 3, 1995. She was also preceded in death by her son, Terry Eugene Wolford, and siblings, Andrew and Doris Malbone.

She is survived by her sons, Timothy (Angela) Wolford of Defiance, Ohio, and Tracy Wolford of Convoy, Ohio, and grandchildren, Jacquelyn, Timothy II, Caleb, Colton, Leah and Taryn.

Joyce retired from Eaton Corporation in 2002 as a machine operator. She enjoyed her grandchildren, friends, bowling league, playing games, and eating ice cream.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 23, 2017, at Brickner Funeral Home with Ada Hilton officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call at Brickner Funeral Home from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

Preferred memorials are donations to Vancrest of Payne Activity Department.

Arrangements were handled by Brickner Funeral Home in Van Wert.

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