Joyce Ann McMillan, age 80, of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, May 18, 2023 surrounded by her family at Wyandot Memorial Hospital, Upper Sandusky.
Joyce was born on June 30, 1942 in Bucyrus, Ohio, to Woodrow and Irene (Miller) Orians, both of whom are deceased. She was once married to James McMillan in Upper Sandusky, and he survives, along with their sons, Eric (Janine) McMillan, and Darin McMillan, both of Upper Sandusky, and Curtis (Stacey) McMillan of Nevada. 9 grandchildren, Sarah, Luke, Nathaniel, Megan, Daulton, Dylan, Mallory, Averi, and Samuel, along with 2 great grandchildren, Dean and Henry.
She is also survived by her siblings, Roger (Friend, Ruth Ann Frey) Orians of Wharton, Michael (Sandra) Orians of Carey, Sue (Wayne) Derr of McCutchenville, Anthony (Kristin) Orians of Upper Sandusky, Philip (Gloria) Orians of Harpster, Charles (Diana) Orians of Upper Sandusky, Linda (David) Mangett of Arlington, Rebecca (Dennis) Eyestone of Upper Sandusky, Debrah (Larry) Thiel of Upper Sandusky, Elaine Niederkohr of Upper Sandusky, Douglas (Melissa) Orians of Winterville, North Carolina.
Joyce was preceded in death by a sister, Donna Stark, and a brother in law, Robert Niederkohr, and her special friend and companion for many years, Paul Swartz.
She was a graduate of the former Salem High School, and went on to St. Rita’s School of Nursing in Lima. Joyce was a registered nurse in Upper Sandusky for many years, first working for Drs. Herschel A. Rhodes, Joseph J. Browne, and KK Solacoff, then working for the Wyandot Manor Nursing Home, before retiring.
Joyce was a member of Transfiguration of the Lord Catholic Church, and the former Salem St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. She was also a member of the Catholic Ladies of Columbia.
For hobbies she enjoyed reading, and was an avid sports fan. She was also very involved with her grandchildren, and enjoyed going to their many activities through their school years.
A memorial mass will be held at 11:00am, Wednesday, May 24, 2023 at Salem St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Conrad Sutter OFM Conv, and Deacon Kevin Winterstellar officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. There will be a service prior to the mass by Ohio Nurse Honor Guard Coalition.
Visitations will be held on Tuesday, May 23, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm, at the Lucas-Batton Funeral Home in Upper Sandusky, where a CLC service will be held at 6:45pm.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wyandot Memorial, or the Salem St. Joseph Heritage Society, and can be sent to Lucas-Batton, 476 S. Sandusky Ave. Upper Sandusky, Ohio, 43351.
Online condolences may be sent to www.lucasbatton.com.
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