age 66 of Massillon, died on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013 at the Laurels of Massillon. She was born in Canton, Ohio on Dec. 15, 1946 and was the daughter of the late Walter and Hazel (Poole) Gum. Joyce retired from The Atrium OBGYN where she worked in billing and insurance claims. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren. It was her positive attitude that sustained her and her family throughout her illness. She was outgoing and a caring person, thinking of others right until the end of her life. She was a devoted mother and grandmother. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Lois Mitchell.
She is survived by her children and their spouses, Marc and Danielle Walters and Michele and Garry Tausch; her grandchildren, Hannah and Brittany Walters and Stone and Brynn Tausch; her sister, Ina (Kenny) Killian; her former husband and caregiver, Terry Hoagland; and special friends Carol and Mike Kretzinger; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service to celebrate her life will take place on Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the Paquelet & Arnold-Lynch Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour before the service. Memorial gifts are suggested in Joyce's name to the ALS Association.
Paquelet & Arnold-Lynch
Paquelet & Arnold-Lynch Funeral Home
1100 Wales Rd NE Massillon, OH 44646
Published in The Repository on Aug. 19, 2013