KALIDA - Joyce A. Jerwers, 62, of Kalida died at 2:40 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 at her residence surrounded by her family following a 17 month courageous battle with ovarian cancer.She was born Jan. 16, 1950 in Defiance to Elmer and Audrey (Wenzinger) Vorst. Her mother is deceased. Her father survives in Columbus Grove. In 1971, she married Donald L. Jerwers. He died Jan. 2, 2011.
Also surviving are four children, Jeremy (Gina) Jerwers of Kalida, Jennifer (Bryan) Jerwers-Dulle of Upper Arlington, Kara (Dan) Jerwers-Grime of Glandorf and Kent (Darcie) Jerwers of Wapakoneta; six grandchildren, Shelby Jerwers, Eli, Eva and Evan Dulle, Lana and Levi Grime; three sisters, Judy (Barry) Bastian of Hilton Head, S.C., Barb (Doug) Sodders of Lima, Carol (Randy) Hemker of Louisville, Ky.; three brothers, Tim (Wendy) Vorst of Fairview, N.C., Pat (Julie) Vorst of Columbus Grove and Tom (Jean) Wenzinger of Ottawa.
She was preceded in death also by a sister, Susan Vorst.
Joyce was the owner of J & J Carry Out and Kalida Dairy Whip for 38 years. She was the secretary at Donald L. Jerwers, CPA and a homemaker. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, Kalida and its Altar Rosary Society and Catholic Ladies of Columbia. Joyce loved riding on her golf cart with her children and grandchildren; attending area festivals; traveling with her family, spending time at the lake and visiting with friends. She enjoyed playing the accordion.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Kalida with Fr. Mark Hoying officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Arrangements were handled by Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Jackson Township.
Memorials may be made to Putnam County Hospice or Kalida New Park Fund
Condolences may be expressed at: www.lovefuneralhome.com