Joyce Ann (Holman) Werling Bates of Greenville (84)

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 Joyce Ann (Holman) Werling Bates, age 84, formerly of Greenville, passed away at 7:58 pm Thursday, October 26, 2023, at The Greenbriar Nursing Center in Eaton. 

Joyce was born August 2, 1939, in Troy, Ohio, to the late Lawrence & Florence (Shofner) Holman. She is also preceded in death by her 1st husband, Richard Werling, and 2nd husband, Theodore Bates.

Joyce is survived by her children, Jeff & Lynn Werling of Conover, Steve & Kim Werling of Arcanum, Jim & Tisha Bates of West Alexandria, Tina Hunt of Anna and Terri & Rick Wade of Brandt; grandchildren, Amanda & John Wisecup, Trevor & Kate Bates, Jordan & Markella Bates, Alison Bates, Sheldon Bates, Danielle Reed, Ricky & Adrianne Werling, Michael Werling, Chase Werling, Cody Werling, Taylor Harner, Jason Hunt and Ryan Hunt; great-grandchildren, Jonah Werling, Alamira Bates, Adaleena Bates, Harlin Bates, Avery Bates and Emberlyn Bates; and brother & sister-in-law, Michael & Becky Holman of Quincey, Illinois.

Joyce was a homemaker. She was a former member of the Rainbow Girls. She enjoyed fishing, camping, horseback riding, and mowing her lawn.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.zecharbailey.com for the family.