Joyce M. Drew, age 83, passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at Elderwood @ Hornell.
Joyce was born April 11, 1936 in the Town of Italy, NY, a daughter of Harold & Gladys (Yeoman) Parsons. She married Erving L. Drew Jr. on June 11, 1954; he predeceased her on October 2, 2011. Joyce worked at many places, including Marian Roars in Hornell, AB Cowles in Wayland, Kelly Bros. Nursery and Logan's Inn both of Dansville. In addition to her parents and husband, she was also predeceased by 2 daughters, Laurie Howell & Deborah Tucker.
Joyce was a member of the Dansville Free Methodist Church. She enjoyed crocheting, western dance, Word Find Puzzles and gardening, but most of all she loved spending time with her family and friends.
Joyce is survived by 4 children, Donna Schmitz, Loretta Pfuntner (Barry McLean), Marilynn Case & Ronald (Cecelia) Drew; her great-great-grandsons which she raised, Dilin Howell & Darren Smith; 10 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; her siblings, Mary (Thomas) DeSalvo; Tom Parsons, John (Chris) Burns; Timothy Burns and Tommy Burns; many nieces, nephews & cousins.
Friends may call 5-8 pm Friday at the Chamberlin – Baird Funeral Home, 73 Main St., Dansville, where funeral services will be held 10 am, Saturday. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery, Dansville.
Contributions may be made to Huntington's Disease Foundation (HDFI), PO Box 912, Salado, TX 76571.