Joyce Ann (Eckstein) Von Stein
Joyce Ann (Eckstein) Von Stein, age 76, of Shiloh, died Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at The Willows At Willard.
Joyce was born August 24, 1940 in Shelby the daughter of the late Carl E. and Nettie (Yaussy) Eckstein. She was a 1958 graduate of Tiro High School. She was a former employee of Shelby Mutual Insurance Co., U.S. Postal Service where she was a rural letter carrier for Shiloh and was the Fiscal Officer for Cass Township. She retired from both the post office and the township.
Joyce was a devoted farmer’s wife and along with her other jobs worked side by side with her husband, Raymond. When her children were young she was a 4-H advisor for Shiloh Pals and was a member of the Richland County Farm Bureau. Genealogy fascinated Joyce. She was a member of the Crawford County Genealogical Society and spent many hours volunteering at the Shiloh Historical Society.
She was a member of the National Association of Rural Postal Carriers and Mt. Hope Lutheran Church in Shiloh where she had been the organist for many years.
Joyce was very well liked and knew everyone on her postal route – she was just a people person. Joyce enjoyed talking with others on the phone and keeping up on their daily lives. Her hobbies included crocheting, cooking, scrapbooking and attending her grandchildren’s events.
She is survived by her 4 children: Jill (Steven) Baldridge of Shelby, Sally (Al) Petrie of Attica, Paul (Karen) Von Stein of Shiloh, Julie (Martin) Henke of Princeton, MO; 8 grandchildren: Michael Baldridge, Katie Baldridge, Becky (Travis) Donahue, Ben Petrie, Sam Petrie, Caleb Von Stein, Abby (Jarrett) Crouse, Mason Henke; 2 step grandchildren: Michael Paul and Sarah Jones; 4 step great grandchildren; 1 brother: Dennis (Janet) Eckstein of Mansfield. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband: Raymond Paul Von Stein in 2008; and a brother: John Eckstein.
Family and friends are welcome on Sunday, May 14, 2017 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. Funeral services will be held on Monday at 10 AM at Mt. Hope Lutheran Church in Shiloh. Her pastor Rev. Blanch Tyree and her son-in-law Pastor Steven Baldridge of Rome Community Church will officiate. Burial will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Shiloh.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to the entire staff of both The Willows at Willard and Stein Hospice for the excellent care of their mother.
Memorial expressions may be made to Mt. Hope Lutheran Church or Cass Bloomingrove Shiloh Fire Department. To share a memory or send a condolence to the Von Stein family, please visit: www.turnerfuneralhomeshelby.com