TAHLEQUAH – Joyce Jean Pinney was born June 2, 1935, in Harrisburg, Pa., to James H. and Eunice Bessie (Bloss) Brockett. She was called home on May 10, 2015, at the age of 79. Although Joyce was not a member of a church, she truly loved the Lord and is now in his presence. Joyce was a graduate of Springfield Township High School in West Springfield, Pa., in 1953. For 23 years she was employed as a cook at Go Ye Village. As a young adult, she enjoyed playing softball and fishing. More recently she enjoyed watching birds, working in puzzle books, spending time with her family, and praying for all of those she met daily. Joyce is preceded in death by her parents, James and Eunice; nine siblings, Doris Brockett, James Brockett, Arlene Brockett, Nelson Brockett, Dale Brockett, Arthur Brockett, Lee Brockett, Elaine Eunice Warner, and Winnie Skelton; a son, Dennis Pinney; and great-grandson, Christian Johnson. She is survived by her children, Pat Michael Pinney, of Tahlequah, Cindy Pinney, also of Tahlequah, and Connie Rossiter of Edinboro, Pa.; four granddaughters, Amber Simon and husband Tony of Tahlequah, Nicole Burke of Tulsa, Jaynie Rossiter, and Faith Rossiter both of Cory, Pa.; grandson, Josh Garde and wife Heather of Tahlequah; three great-grandchildren, Kieser Garde, and Natalie and Jordan Burke; brother-in-law, James Skelton; as well as many nieces and nephews, friends and loved ones. The family would like to extend their thanks to the employees of Cherokee County Nursing Center and Hospice Advantage for their kindness and care given to their loved one during her illness. Visitation will be held at Green Country Funeral Home, May 13 and 14 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. May 23 at Marcy Funeral Home, Conneaut, Ohio. Green Country Funeral Home, 203 S. Commercial Road, 918-458-5055.
Published on  May 13, 2015