ABDO Joyce A. Joyce Abdo, age 71, of Northwood passed away on Monday, December 12, 2011 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. Joyce was born in Toledo on June 26, 1940 to William and Grace (Miller) Corder. She married Richard Abdo in Toledo on October 8, 1960. A member of the Lewis Ave. Baptist Church, Joyce had worked for Ohio Bell, Sterling Dairy and more recently as a Director/ Supervisor for the Small World Daycare for over 25 years. An avid reader, Joyce thoroughly enjoyed people especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend she will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Surviving are her loving husband of 51 years, Richard; children, George (Lawanna) Abdo, Daniel Abdo, Amy (Matthew) Fravor, Beth (Gregory) Wilt; 14 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren; sisters, Eloise (Lee) Grover, Cathy (Bill) Pinney, Becky (George) Crippen and brother, Don Washburn. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Evelyn "Evie" Pack; brother, Bill Corder; nephew, Guy Pack; daughter-in-law, Jackie Abdo and great friend, Wes DeBord. Friends and family will be received in the Neville Funeral Home, 7438 Airport Highway, Holland (419-865-8879) Thursday, December 15, 2011 from 5-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the Lewis Ave. Baptist Church, 6320 Lewis Ave., Temperance, MI on Friday December 16, 2011 where the family will receive friends beginning at 10 a.m. until time of service beginning at 11 a.m. Entombment will follow at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Online condolences may be made directly to the family by visiting nevillefuneralhome.com
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Published in Toledo Blade on Dec. 14, 2011