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Joyce R. (Zettle) Griffith Nicholas

May 13, 1934 ~ July 3, 2018 (age 84)
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Joyce R. (Zettle) Griffith Nicholas, 84, of Lewistown, passed away at 2:40 p.m., Tuesday, July 3, 2018.   

Born May 13, 1934, in Pleasant Gap, Centre County, she was a daughter of the late Hayes R. Zettle and Beulah (Hoar) Zettle Parker.   

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: a daughter, Pamela Jean Griffith, on Jan. 24, 2016; two brothers; and a sister.           

Joyce is survived by: her children, Linda Dickson, of Strodes Mills, Brenda Lower and husband, Donald, of Lewistown, and Billi Jo Siler and husband, Robert, of Virginia; four grandchildren, Tawni Snyder and husband, Rodger, Shannon Lower, Dana Sayers and husband, Tony, and Dustin Siler; six great-grandchildren, Taylor Snyder and companion, Dylan McKnight, Dylan Snyder, Taylor Kohler and husband, Craig, Autumn Sayers and Austin Sayers, and Kaelyn Haze Siler; two great-grandchildren, Brooklynn Pennebaker and Xander Sayers; siblings, Shirley Hostetler and Dorothy Haines, both of Lewistown, Ronald Zettle, of Steelton, and Sarah Ranch, of Mount Joy; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was employed as the dining room supervisor for the Lewistown Elks Lodge for seven years and later retired from Tony’s Cottage Inn.  

She was a lifetime member of the Brooklyn Fire Company, and a member of City Hook and Ladder and Yeagertown Fire Companies, the Lewistown Moose, Lewistown Senior Center, and A.C.T.W.U.                              

Joyce enjoyed traveling, taking bus trips and shopping.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, July 7, 2018, at Church Hill Cemetery in Reedsville, with Rev. Bernard Carpenter officiating.

Memorial contributions in Joyce's memory may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 600 Corporate Circle, Suite 103, Harrisburg, PA 17110.   

Arrangements are under the care of Heller-Hoenstine Funeral Homes, Woodlawn, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown. 


Donations may be made to:

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
600 Corporate Circle, Suite 103, Harrisburg PA 17110


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