Joyce Ruth Leimbach (nee: Wagner), 81 years of age, and a resident of Amherst, passed away Saturday, January 9, 2021, at Amherst Manor Nursing Home following complications due to COVID.
She was born August 14,1939, in Lorain, Ohio and went on to graduate from Elyria High School with the class of 1957. Amherst had been Joyce’s home for most of her life.
Joyce was a well known Avon and Tupperware Representative in the Lorain County community for many years. Her greatest joy was that of being a wife, mother grandmother and great grandmother. Joyce cherished the time she spent with her family. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Amherst. Joyce was an avid reader, enjoyed cross stitching and doing crafts.
Survivors include her children Peggy Lawson and Gayle Dalton both of Amherst and Delbert “Ted” Leimbach of Illinois; her grandchildren Sharon Lawson, Kathryn Ferguson; great grandson Liam WIlson; and her brother Joel “Joe” A. Wagner of Lorain.
She was preceded in death by her husband of thirty-six years Delbert “Hezzie” Leimbach in 1999; and her parents Edward “Ted” and Ruth Wagner (nee: Libby).
Services and burial of Joyce will take place privately by the family.
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