June 9, 1939 ~ February 7, 2019 (age 79)
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Elizabeth Ann Joyce, of Shavertown, died late Thursday, February 7, 2019, with family by her side.


Born June 9, 1939, in Dallas, she was the daughter of the late Alverns and Elizabeth Jackson Russell and was a graduate of Kingston High School, Class of 1957. Betty worked in the garment industry and later went back to school, earning her Associated Degree from Luzerne County Community College in 1997. She was a life member of Shavertown Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary; active in the foster grandparents, program and was known as “Grandma Betsy.” She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, watching old westerns and Country Music.


In addition to her parents, Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband, William M. Joyce; siblings, Joan Keiper, Janet Russell, Dorothy Massaker, Albert Russell and William Russell.

She is survived by her loving children, William M. Joyce, Jr., Harveys Lake; Holly Joyce, Shavertown and Shawn Joyce and his wife, Allyson, Hunlock Creek; grandchildren; great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.


Blessing service will be conducted on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, at 10:00 am from Andrew Strish Funeral Home, 11 Wilson Street, Larksville with Pastor Carol Coleman officiating.


Interment will follow in St. Ignatius Cemetery, Pringle. 


Friends are invited to visit on Monday, February 11, 2019, from 4 to 7 pm and Tuesday morning from 9:30 am until time of service at the funeral home.


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