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Joyce P. Hargraves of West Chester Joyce P. Hargraves passed away on Feb. 10, 2013, after a four year battle with cancer. Joyce was the beloved wife of Jim Hargraves with whom she shared 57 years of marriage and 61 years of friendship. Joyce was born in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 7, 1935 to the the late Dorothy McCrone Proctor and the late Irvin M. Proctor (KIA in WW II). Joyce attended St. Cecilia's Academy and after graduation worked for the Home Insurance Co. and the U.S. State Department. She married Jim in June, 1955. She fulfilled her vocation as a loving wife and mother with great passion. During her children's formative years Joyce was active as a school volunteer at Ss. Philip & James and Bishop Shanahan. Later she volunteered at the Chester County Hospital for 22 years. She was known to be opinionated but lovable, and had an indomitable spirit and boundless energy. Joyce is also survived by her children; Anita Regester ( Gary, deceased), Donna March (Bruce), Marla Edwards (John), Bernie Hargraves (Doris), Mark Hargraves (Carolyn), Susan Hargraves (Mike) and Joseph Hargraves; 10 grandchildren, three step-grandsons, seven great-grandchildren; her brother, Kenneth R. Proctor; her sister-in-law Dorothy G. Proctor; and beloved cousin, Margaret "Maggie" Fanning and numerous aunts, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Richard I. Proctor and sister-in-law, Peggye Williams. At Joyce's request there will be no visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 15th, at Ss. Philip & James Catholic Church, Corner of East Lincoln Highway (Rt. # 30) and Ship Rd., Exton, PA 19341. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers please say a prayer for peace and/or contributions may be made to the Sisters of IHM, Immaculata, PA 19345 or Neighborhood Hospice, 400 East Marshal St., West Chester, PA 19380. Arr. Logan Funeral Home, Exton. www.Loganfuneralhomes.com

Published in The Daily Local on Feb. 13, 2013
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