Joyce E (Haney) Lake

PIQUA - Joyce E, (Haney) Lake, 82, of Piqua, died at 7:20 AM on Thursday, October 03, 2013at Heartland of Piqua, Piqua, OH.

She was born in Dayton, OH on October 8, 1930 to the late Robert L. and Lela E. (Spence) Haney.

On January 20, 1950 I Richmond, IN, she married William R. Lake. He preceded her in death,

Joyce is survived by three daughters and son-in-law: Peggy Rose, Piqua, OH, Kathy and Randy Fergus, Hilliard, OH and Cheryl Christopher, AL; one son and daughter-in-law: William R. and Marcia Lake, Jr., Piqua; four brothers: Clarence "Fuzzy" Haney, Piqua, Jerry Haney, Conover and Richard "Rick" Haney, Piqua; one sister: Dianne Bair, both of Piqua; eighteen grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren and one great great grandson. She was preceded in death by three brothers: Keith Haney, Ronald Haney and Robert "Jack" Haney; two sisters: Shirley Denman and Beverly Miller; and one great granddaughter: Haleigh Cassada.

Joyce was a homemaker.

She was very loved by her family and friends and will be greatly missed.

Funeral services will be at 6:30 PM on Monday, October 7, 2013 at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua, OH with Robert Denman officiating. Friends may call from 5:30:6:30 PM at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hugs from Haleigh, 3341 N W CR 1100, Corsicana, TX 75110-2122. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

A special thank you to all of Heartland Staff and friends and to Heartland Hospice. They showed love and kindness to Joyce while she was with them.

Funeral Home

Melcher Sowers Funeral Home
646 W. High St. Piqua, OH 45356