Friday, May 4, 2018

Joyce A. Lease (April 25, 2018)

Joyce A. Lease, 79, of Versailles, passed away on April 25, 2018 at State of the Heart Care Center in Greenville.

She was born September 26, 1938 in Union City, Indiana, the daughter of the late Herbert Beireis and Gertrude (Goodland) Hass.

In addition to her parents, Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, Edward C. Lease, Sr. in 2013; her daughter-in-law, Nancy Lease; her great grandson, Jason Waylon; and her brother, William "Butch" Beireis.

She is survived by her children, Sue (John) Jenkins of Ansonia, Alice M. Craig of Versailles, Edward C. (Donna) Lease, Jr., and Tom Lease of Versailles; her grandchildren, John Jenkins, Jr., James Jenkins, Chris Ford, E.J. Lease, Larry Lease, Maggie Yonkers, and Annie Stinson; her great grandchildren, Alexis Ford, Maggie Jenkins, Alysha Jenkins, Ryan, Jared and Chelsea Ford, Airiana, Starr, Tanner, and Braydon Stinson, Amber Jones, Alyson and Emily Lease; her sisters, Jean Eastridge of New Lebanon, Ohio, Betty Kreitzer of Dayton, Ohio, and Belinda Gray of Cleveland, Ohio; her brother, Charles Beireis of Mt. Gilead, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at Oakland Church of the Brethren, 8058 Horatio Harris Creek Road, Bradford, Ohio with Pastor John Sgro officiating. Burial will follow in the Oakland Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Monday, April 30, 2018 from 5 PM to 7 PM at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus.

The family requests that memorial contributions be given to Oakland Church of the Brethren, 8058 Horatio Harris Creek Road, Bradford, Ohio 45308 or to State of the Heart Care, 1350 N. Broadway, Greenville, Ohio, 45331.

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