Joyce J. Stilson, 93, of Montrose, passed away at Meadow View Senior Living Center on January 22, 2022.
Joyce was born August 5, 1928, in Fairdale, the daughter of the late Tracey and Hilda (Downer) Jenner.
Joyce was preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years, David Stilson, and her brother William Jenner.
Joyce spent her life in the Montrose area, working for the State of Pennsylvania Health Department, and then retiring when her daughter was born. She and Dave spent many hours as "band parents" for the Montrose Marching Unit, and when Lynne attended Syracuse University, they were frequent visitors to the Carrier Dome, cheering on the football and basketball teams. After Lynne moved to California, Joyce and Dave enjoyed visiting her and other relatives there.
Joyce was a member of the VFW Post 5642 Montrose, Ladies Auxiliary, and held several offices. She will be remembered for her humor, kindness, and love of animals, especially cats. She was a wonderful mother and a good friend to all who knew her.
Joyce is survived by a daughter, (Tracy) Lynne Leininger, sister-in-law, Patricia Jenner, and long-time caregiver, Jill Lathrop, and several nieces and nephews.
As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the animal shelter of your choice.
Services will be 1 PM Friday, January 28th at Barton-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., Montrose.
A visitation will be held Friday from 12 noon until the time of services.