Joy C. Wright, 76

Joy C. Wright, 76 years, of Sherwood, passed away Sunday, March 17, 2019 in the emergency room of Mercy Defiance Hospital.  Joy was born November 23, 1942 in Bryan, Ohio, the daughter of the late Carl E. and Eunice M. (Roughton) Van Wagner.  Joy married Darwin J. Wright on September 23, 1983, and he preceded her in death on July 7, 2012.  Joy was employed as a clerk at Wirth’s Supervalu and had also worked as a waitress at Friendly’s in Defiance.  She attended Second Baptist Church in Defiance and was a member of the Sherwood VFW Post 5665.  Joy enjoyed mowing her lawn, tending to her vegetable and flower gardens and her dogs, Buckwheat and Bella.

Surviving are her two children, Jeffery (Carol) Taylor of Defiance, and Tammy Stecher also of Defiance; two stepchildren, Jeffrey Wright of Defiance and Sheila (Curtis) Doan of Defiance; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; one brother, Kent (Judy) Van Wagner of Bryan and her special friend, Mert Finn.

Memorial services for Joy C. Wright will be held at 12:00 noon Saturday, March 23, 2019 in the Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, 230 East Elm Street, Sherwood with Pastor Jason Vandermark officiating.  The family will receive relatives and friends two hours prior to the service, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Saturday morning.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions be directed to Fort Defiance Humane Society, 7169 State Route 15, Defiance, Ohio, 43512.

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