Bigham Joy Marlene Bigham, of Clintonville, Ohio, passed away on March 19, 2014 at Riverside Methodist Hospital following a brief illness. Joyful was born in Chicago, Illinois to the late A.B. "Doc" and Ruth D. Evans. She attended school in Cedarville, Ohio and The Ohio State University before marrying the late William "Bill" L. Brown of Mt. Vernon, Ohio. Joy married Richard "Dick" Bigham Jr. on August 25, 1995. She worked at the Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy as a pharmacy tech, and Vargo and Associates as a bookkeeper. She was a member of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, active volunteer at Riverside Hospital, an avid OSU fan, Girl Scout leader, Sycamore Hills Civic Association, TWIG 98, seamstress, and a great bowler. She was crowned the First Hampshire Hog Queen of Ohio. Joy is survived by her husband of 19 years, Dick Bigham; three daughters, Teri (Mark) Bringardner, Juli Boron, Beth (Ron) Sprout; and one son, Ken (Diana) Brown; as well as five step-children, Dan (Betsy) Bigham, Susie (Paul) Edgintgon, Lizzie (Scott) Quinn, Natalie (Scott) Schroeder, Matt (Nicole) Bigham; 21 grandchildren; brother, Phil (Sherry) Evans; mother-in-law, Helen Brown; nephews, Scott Evans and Jim (Beth) Brown; nieces, Sue (Ron) Bartell and Sandy (Henry) Vance; many extended family members and friends. The family would like to thank the 6th floor, NCCU staff and hospice. Friends may call at SOUTHWICK-GOOD & FORTKAMP FUNERAL CHAPEL, 3100 N. High St., Friday 5:30-8:30 p.m., where service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday. Deacon Jeffrey Fortkamp, officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions if desired may be made to HomeReach Hospice, OhioHealth Hospital, 180 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215-9480 or the
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Columbus, OH 43202
Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Mar. 21 to Mar. 22, 2014