Joyce Ann Swogger

Joyce Ann Swogger


WELLSVILLE - Joyce Ann Swogger, 84, of Wellsville, passed away Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at her home following a lengthy illness.


She was born March 11, 1937, in East Liverpool, the daughter of the late Allen and Mary (Wilson) Downard. In addition to her parents, Joyce was preceded in death by two sisters: Katherine "Kitty" Roberts and Norma Hoppel.


Joyce graduated from East Liverpool High School in 1955. She had been employed as a clerk for A&P Food Store and then in the dietary department at East Liverpool City Hospital before retiring in 2002. Joyce enjoyed all types of crafts, but she especially loved painting.


Survivors include her husband, Robert Swogger, whom she married August 7, 1997; two sons: David A. Smith of GA, and John R. Smith and his wife, Cindy, of GA; four step-children: Ed Swogger and his wife, Sharri, of Wellsville, Bobby Swogger and his wife, Dawn "Tope" of Wellsville, Susan Bauer and her companion, Chris Frederick, of Austintown, and Chris Cook of Wellsville; and two sisters: Mary Lynn Anderson and her husband, Kenny, of East Liverpool and Cindy Grimm and her husband, Kenny, of Wellsville. Also surviving are nine grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held at 6:00 pm on Thursday, September 9, 2021, at the Roberts Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Blakeley of the Wellsville First Christian Church officiating.


Burial will be in Columbiana County Memorial Park.


Family and friends may call from 2:00-6:00 pm on Thursday at the Roberts Funeral Home, 631 Main Street in Wellsville.


Joyce's family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the employees of Community Hospice for their love, support, and care shown to Joyce during her illness. They would especially like to thank Bernie, Barbie, and Amanda for their dedication and compassion. 


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