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Joyce DeShon

July 3, 1926 — June 16, 2022


Joyce M. DeShon, 95, passed away at her home on June 16, 2022, with her family by her side. She was born to the late Walter and Dorothy (Newton) Bitecofer in Dover, Ohio, on July 3, 1926. She joins her husband, Jim; her sister, Dot (Larry); her brothers, Dwayne, Ed (Betty), and Jack (Joanne); brother-in-law Tony, and granddaughter Rachel who passed on before her.

Joyce is survived by her sister, Linda Cardarelli; daughter, Jill DeShon; son, Jeff (Heidi) DeShon; grandchildren, Jamie (Mike) Blair, Kellie (Erik) Heath, Sarah DeShon, Hannah (Tony) Pawlicki, Sam (Grace) DeShon; and great-grandchildren, Claudia and Ethan Blair, Henry and Willow Deshon, and Nik and Alex Pawlicki; and many nieces and nephews.

Joyce retired from National City Bank in Cuyahoga Falls. In her later years, she enjoyed quilting, crossword puzzles, reading, watching General Hospital and Hallmark movies, and playing Euchre with friends. Keeping with her wishes, a private family service will take place. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Joyce’s honor to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,

Hecker-Patron Funeral Home, Uniontown, Ohio is entrusted in caring for Joyce and privileged to assist the DeShon family at this time. To share your prayers, memories and expressions of sympathy, please visit

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