Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
June 21, 2013 11:38 am EDT


KILLBUCK — Joyce E. Orr, 80, of Killbuck, Ohio, passed away, Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at her home, surrounded by friends and family.

She was born Jan. 16, 1933, in Killbuck, the daughter of James and Annie Stenhouse. A loving and gentle mother, Joyce was tirelessly devoted to her family. Throughout her life, Joyce enjoyed bringing happiness, kindness, and a caring spirit into the lives of whomever she met. Even during her employment at Rodhe’s IGA, she was known as “The Cookie Lady.” Spending her time talking, sharing stories, and being in the company of her many friends and loved ones is what brought her the most joy during her years.

Joyce had an unwavering faith in God, and she was a member of Brinkhaven Church of Christ, where her late husband, Dale Orr, was formerly pastor for nearly two decades. The two were also members of several other church families throughout Ohio, sharing their faith and love with countless others over the years.

Joyce was predeceased by her loving husband of 56 years, Dale L Orr. She was also predeceased by her sisters, Ellen Harmony and Ada Yoder; and her brother, James Stenhouse Jr. Joyce is survived by her children, Stephanie Feller, Mark Orr, Iris Biggs, and Jennifer Reese. Joyce is further survived by five grandchildren, Chris Feller, Amy Stephens, Aaron Orr, Chelsie Raber, Casey Biggs; and her great-grandchildren, Emily, Cameron, Brody, Andrea, Chaney and Joycie.

The family will receive friends Monday, June 24, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg, Ohio. A funeral service celebrating her life will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, at the funeral home, with Pastor John Damron officiating. Burial will be at the Killbuck Cemetery, Killbuck. The family asks that any donations be made in thanks to Hospice & Palliative Care of Greater Wayne (Holmes) County, or Brinkhaven Church of Christ.

The Windwalker
We will walk on the wind
To the Great Holy One
With Arms out-stretched
We will touch as one
Our eyes will meet
His will pierce like fire
And when He speaks
It will quench my desire
For my thoughts will be His
And His will be mine
Forever and ever
In eternity of time

—Stephanie Feller

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