Joyce A. Ciani, 76, of Sarver passed away on April 8, 2019, at Concordia Lutheran Ministries.
Born December 31, 1942 in Fairview Twp, Butler County, she was the daughter of Lawrence "Bus" Claypoole and Carrie Earley Claypoole.
Joyce had worked in the cafeteria at Freeport High School. She was also a child caregiver for many years.
She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Sarver, where she was a member of the Ladies Guild, taught Sunday School and was instrumental in organizing the annual Talent Show. She enjoyed traveling and was a member of the Silver Sneakers at the YMCA in Natrona Heights and was an avid Steeler fan.
Despite being diagnosed with Parkinson's nearly 18 years ago, she lived life to the fullest. Her husband, Bob, was a wonderful caregiver to her.
Surviving are her daughter, Robin (RJ) Dickey of Butler, her son, Rob (Michele) Ciani of Sarver, grandchildren, Crystal Ciani, Shannon Dickey and Forrest Dickey and two sisters, Sandy Lincoln of Chicora and Sue McCue of Chicora.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Robert L. Ciani, who passed away on August 21, 2018, her parents and 2 sisters, Connie Wolford and Jean Silvis.
Friends will be received on Thursday, April 11, 2019, from 2-4 & 6-8 at Fox Funeral Home, Inc., Saxonburg, PA.
Services will be held on Friday, April 12, 2019, at 11:00 at the St. Paul's Lutheran Church with Rev. Shawn Smith officiating.
Interment will follow in Sarverville Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's.