Joyce Ann Aufderhaar, 56

Joyce Ann Aufderhaar, 56, a resident of the Gardens of Celina, formerly of 320 W. Market St., St. Marys, died at 5:59 a.m. Friday, Jan. 9, 2012, at the Gardens of Celina.

She was born on Nov. 16, 1955, in Lima, the daughter of Walter and Margaret (Henkener) Aufderhaar, and her father preceded her in death. Her mother survives her at the Gardens of Celina.

She is also survived by two brothers, James (Sue) Aufderhaar of Groveport and Ronald (Diane) Aufderhaar of Botkins; her extended family of nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews, Scott (Lisa) Aufderhaar and their children Seth, Ben, Lily, Logan and Cole of Botkins, Shawn (Alicia) Aufderhaar and their children Brittany, Courtney, Dylan, Gabriel, Phillip, Allie and Cadence of Sidney, Brian (Kelly) Aufderhaar and their children Hannah, Emily, Sophia and Noah, Jill (Eric) Pax and their children Xavier, Emma and Chloe of Jackson Center, Brad (Joy) Aufderhaar and their children Evan, Ethan, Ella and Emmett of Botkins, Jennifer (John) Brown and their children Connor, Austin, Madison and Alivia of Wapakoneta and Molly (Bruce) Watkins of Sidney; her cousin, Larry (Francene) Aufderhaar of St. Marys.

She was preceded in death by a great-niece, Abigail Aufderhaar; a great-nephew, Joshua Aufderhaar; her grandparents, Cornelius (Alma) Henkener and William (Margaret) Henkener.

Joyce was a 1974 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School and a graduate of Bowling Green State University. She was a desktop publisher.

She enjoyed working with computers, studying her Bible and being with her family. She had formerly belonged to St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in St. Marys and was most recently a member of New Community Church in St. Marys.

Funeral rites will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Miller-Long and Folk Funeral Home, 314 W. High St., St. Marys, with the Rev. Tom Schwind and the Rev. Ed Bray officiating. Burial will follow at Pilger Ruhe Cemetery in New Knoxville.

Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, where memorial donations may be directed to the Kidney Foundation.

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