Joyce Oldaker (1934 - 2014)

  • "Just finding out about Joyce's passing....My husband,..."
    - Kathy Niewierowski
  • "Bob and Family, So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts..."
    - Katy Simmerman
  • "Many pleasant memories of both Joyce and Bob - sorry for..."
    - Tim Kling
  • "Joyce was a kind, nurturing influence on my life as a child..."
    - Kathy Chapman
  • "Joyce and Bob were good friends and fellow pilots with whom..."
    - John and Karen Kuebel

Joyce B. Oldaker
July 8, 1934-June 28, 2014
Litchfield, SC
Joyce B. Oldaker, 79, of Litchfield, SC, was called to her eternal rest in Christ her Savior on June 28, 2014. She died at Tidelands Community Hospice. Joyce was born July 8, 1934, in Akron, Ohio, to parents Robert B. and Cora Livingston Diehl. She was preceded in death by her parents and by her sister, Joan Diehl Wesig. She was a loving and faithful wife, married for 60 years to Robert L. Oldaker, who survives her. Joyce graduated with a RN diploma from Akron General School of Nursing, and earned her BSN and MSN from the University of Akron. She worked in the field of obstetrics/gynecology in Akron and Cleveland, Ohio. She obtained her private pilot certificate and flew the plane she owned jointly with her husband, who also has his private certificate. She served as administrative assistant at Faith Presbyterian Church in Myrtle Beach, where she also was an active member, serving our Lord in various capacities. She is survived by her devoted husband Robert, sons Robert (Rhonda) of Akron, Ohio; Lawrence (Kalynn) of Mansfield, Ohio; Eric (Nikki) of Clearwater, Florida; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nephews, niece, and cousins. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at Faith PCA, Myrtle Beach, with visitation beginning at 10 a.m until time of service. Burial will be in Arkon, OH at a later date. In lieu of flowers, Joyce desired that memorial contributions be made to Faith PCA, 805 79th Avenue North, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572 or Faith PCA, 2540 S. Main Street, Akron, Ohio 44319. An online guestbook is available at


Funeral Home
McMillan-Small Funeral Home and Crematory
906 67th Avenue North Myrtle Beach, SC 29572-7506
Funeral Home Details
Published in The Sun News on July 1, 2014