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Joyce Ann Rea

Joyce Ann Rea, 72, of Lower Salem passed away at 6:15 am, Saturday, January 25, 2020, at her home. She was born August 21, 1947, in Marietta a daughter of Charles and Marie Miller.

Joyce Ann drove school bus and was a beautician. She was sexton for Paw Paw Cemetery.

On December 28, 1987, she married Walter Rea who survives with stepsons, Thomas A. (Marie Harris) Rea of Boaz and Bill (Barb) Close of Whipple, WV; grandchildren: Aiden Harris, Andrew Rea, Angel Shafer, Louella Shafer, Trenton Klintworth, Kylee and Brandon Close; twin sister, Janet Hill, nieces, Kenny and Tammy Shafer, nephews, Terry and Todd Hill, great niece Bridget (Justin Klintworth) Shafer, mother-in-law Betty Rea.  She was preceded in death by her daughter, Angella Sue Kahrig.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday (Jan. 29) at 11:00 am at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with Pastor Lou Verdi officiating. Burial will follow in Paw Paw Cemetery. Family will greet friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8. Messages of sympathy may be sent to the family at

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in Joyce’s memory to: Paw Paw Cemetery with checks made payable to: Tammy Shafer, 1305 Campbell Run Road, Lower Salem, OH 45745.