Joyce Pipes

April 10, 1936 - September 5, 2019
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Joyce I. Pipes, 83, of New Philadelphia, passed away peacefully in New Dawn Retirement Campus on September 5, 2019, following a period of declining health.

Born in Cincinnati on April 10, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Gerald P. and Irene (Kennedy) Rockwell. Joyce’s father passed away when she was 5, so he…

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Joyce I. Pipes, 83, of New Philadelphia, passed away peacefully in New Dawn Retirement Campus on September 5, 2019, following a period of declining health.

Born in Cincinnati on April 10, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Gerald P. and Irene (Kennedy) Rockwell. Joyce’s father passed away when she was 5, so her grandparents, the late Robert and Carolyn Kennedy were instrumental in providing her security, love, and guidance throughout her childhood.

Joyce graduated from Findlay High School in 1954, continuing her formal education at Bowling Green State University where she obtained her bachelors degree in teaching.

Prior to becoming a parent, Joyce immensely enjoyed educating students in the classroom. Later, she and her late husband, Paul Pipes, established the former Paul’s Insurance. Their son, Scott, became a partner in the firm in 1991, and the company was renamed Pipes Insurance Service. Joyce was instrumental in naming the company, wanting the focus of the firm to be on service to the community. Her involvement with the Republican Women was very important to Joyce, also.

Joyce’s faith was nurtured throughout her life at Broadway United Methodist Church. There, she served in several facets of the church including the choir, teaching Sunday School, serving on council and as a lay pastor. Joyce had a strong conviction in the power of prayer and was a prayer warrior for many people.

Additionally, she was gifted with artistic talents including painting, piano playing, singing, writing poetry, and making crafts. Joyce will long be remembered for her generous spirit, always sharing her time, talents, and resources with others.

Joyce’s legacy, her family, includes her sons, Randy (Pam) of Canton, Scott (Janet) and Rick (Michelle), both of New Philadelphia; her grandchildren, Josh (Natalie) Pipes, Brittany (Ben) Minard, Chris (Jess) Pipes, Logan Pipes, and Mason, Mitchell, and Ryann Pipes; her great-grandchildren, Declan and Brielle Minard, and Adelynn Pipes; her sister, Judy (Gene) Sharp of Florida; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held in the Geib Funeral Center, 5600 N. Wooster Ave., Dover, on Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 11 am to 1 pm. A service celebrating Joyce’s life will immediately follow at 1 pm with her son, Randy, officiating.

Private burial will take place in Evergreen Burial Park at New Philadelphia.

Memorial contributions in Joyce’s memory may be directed to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Ave., SW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.

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Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019

Time: 11:00 am

End Time: 1:00 pm

Geib Funeral Center at Dover

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5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

Service Information

Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019

Time: 1:00 pm

Geib Funeral Center at Dover

Address:

5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

Cemetery Information

Evergreen Burial Park

Address:

1520 Delaware Drive SE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Private burial will take place in Evergreen Burial Park at New Philadelphia.


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Community Hospice

716 Commercial Ave. SW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Born: April 10, 1936
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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Roger Powell posted on 9/13/19

To Joyce's family, my sympathy and prayers. I graduated with Joyce at FHS in 1954.I also dated her a few times. She will be missed, Roger Powell

 

Glenn youngen posted on 9/10/19

A life well lived. Her influences will last forever.

 

Glenn youngen posted on 9/10/19

It was with great sadness that I read about the passing of your Mother. I count it as one of my best past memories getting to know your family during those memorable wrestling years. The expression " a life well lived" definitely fits your Mother's life. We can all strive for that achievement . Your Mother sure set a high standard. I deeply regret not being able to make calling hours on Saturday but I am.hosting my class reunion get together at that time. I hate missing the opportunity to see all you boys at the same time. It has been too many years. My thoughts will be with you as you come to accept this unwanted passage in life.

 

Deborah Murphy posted on 9/7/19

'The branch is broken, Leaves have fallen to the earth, But the root lives on.' Wm. S. Shields Sr.

 

Carolyn Vaughn posted on 9/5/19

Dear Rick and Families, So very sorry to learn of your Mom's passing, thinking of you all with prayers and good thoughts.... Carolyn Vaughn

 

Karen (Beitzel) Welch posted on 9/5/19

Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

 

Kathy Ankrum posted on 9/5/19

What a precious light she was to her family nieces nephews

 

Sally Barnett posted on 9/5/19

Dear Pipes Family, I was so saddened hearing of Joyce’s passing. She truly was an amazing woman. I enjoyed time spent with her through activities at Broadway church and always remember a smile on her face. Praying for peace and comfort for all of you.

 

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