Orrville — Joan L. Vance, age 82, of Orrville, died Monday, November 28, 2022, at Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare in Wooster, following a period of declining health.
Joan was born on December 14, 1939, in Mill Creek, West Virginia, to the late John and Ruth (Cutright) Markley and attended Tygart Valley High School. She married Donald L. on September 26, 1955, in Elkins, WV. Donald died on September 27, 2001.
She worked for Bren-Field Nursing Center, Horn Nursing Home, Hawkins Cafeteria, and in the environmental services for Wooster Community Hospital for 5 years, retiring in 2004.
Joan was a member of Christ United Church of Christ. She enjoyed visiting with her friends at the Orrvilla apartments, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Surviving are five children, Angela (Rick) Smith of Orrville, Donald L. Vance, Jr. of Apple Creek, Dana (Will) Barnes of Marianna, FL, Janel Vance of Orrville, and Jack (Michelle) Vance of Dalton; eight grandchildren, Joshua (Casey) Smith of Delaware, Jason (Holly) Smith of Lewis Center, Patricia (Jesse) Chargualaf of Wooster, Kenneth Vance of Massillon, Ryan (Anastasia) Vance of Akron, Zachary Vance of Dalton, Ashley (Antonio) Jones of Orlando, FL, and Jarrod (Rose) Barnes of Orlando, FL; three sisters, Jewel Knaggs of Joppa, MD, Mary McCrary of Valparasio, IN, Judy Chernowski of Woodbourne, NY; brother, George Markley of Montour Falls, NY; and 17 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; step-father, Wilson Shreve; step-mother, Geraldine Markley; grandchild, Steven H. Vance; daughter-in-law, Mary Vance; sister, Evelyn Jenkins; and brother, Roger Markley.
Friends may call on Thursday, December 1, 2022, at Auble Funeral Home, 512 East Oak Street, Orrville, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.
Services will be held at 12:00 pm on Thursday, at Auble Funeral Home, Burial will take place at Crown Hill Cemetery in Orrville. A luncheon will follow at Christ United Church of Christ.
The family would like to thank all the wonderful people at Ohio Hospice LifeCare that helped take care of our mother and comforted us. Also, a special thank you to her friends Marie, Florida, Ida and Karen that were there when mom needed them.
Memorials may be made to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare 1900 Akron Road, Wooster, OH 44691 www.lifecarehospice.org.
Auble Funeral Home in Orrville is handling the arrangements. Online registry and expressions of condolence may be made at www.aublefuneralhome.com.