Joyce M. Horvath, 86, a lifelong Wellington resident, died Wednesday, October 23, 2019 under the care of Mercy New Life Hospice. Joyce was the daughter of the late Arthur and Gladys (nee Coates) Peabody and was born May 21, 1933 in Oberlin.
Joyce was a 1951 Wellington High School graduate and was the past president of the Alumni Association. Joyce was an active member of her community and was a charter member of the SLC Hospital Auxiliary, a former Girl Scout Leader and Camp Director and a 46 year member of Beta Sigma Phi and was named Woman of the year 7 times. She was the past president of the Wellington Women’s League, was involved with the Wellington Sesquicentennial, and served as a judge for numerous cooking contests. Many will remember Joyce for her cooking column “News N Views” which was published in the Enterprise for 20 years. She also taught cake decorating for many years. Joyce cherished her family and enjoyed entertaining and cooking especially around the holidays.
She is survived by her daughters, Pamela Minnich and Heather (Russ) Simmons, of Wellington; grandchildren, Angelique (Tim) Gallion, Monique (Mike) Carroll, Derek (Tabatha) Simmons, and Rusty (Patty) Simmons; great grandchildren, Mallory, Alexa, Shelby, Aubrey, Bryce and Abby. She is also survived by her Pen Pal from Wales, whom she had been corresponding with since 1947. Joyce was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Alex; brother, Larry Peabody; son-in-law, John Minnich and grandson, Drake Simmons.
Family and friends will gather on Monday, October 28, from 11 am until the time of services beginning at 1 pm at Norton-Eastman Funeral Home, 370 South Main St, Wellington. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, Wellington.
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