DOVER Joyce M. (Sheffer) Smith, 78, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014, at her residence. She was the wife of William "Bill" K. Smith, Dover, with whom she celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary on December 8, 2013. Mrs. Smith was born in York on March 13, 1936, daughter of the late Thelma (Lightner) Sheffer. Joyce was employed by the former Kids Connection Daycare, from which she retired. She was a member of Faith Fellowship Church of York and its Bible Study Group. Additional memberships include life member of the York City School District PTA and Boys Town. Joyce enjoyed gardening, baking and sewing. A loving wife, mother and grandmother. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Julie M. Lower and her husband, Brian and Beth A. Brooks, all of York; two grandchildren, Cara M. Lower of York and Wade A. Housseal of Dover; two sisters, Darlene Shaffer and Bonnie Martin, both of York. She was preceded in death by a brother, Rodney Sheffer. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at the LeRoy R. Leber Funeral Home, Inc., 2290 School St., York (Shiloh). Officiating will be Pastor Jeff Bailey and Pastor Jim Ward. Final resting place will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery, York. There will be a viewing from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Community Care of Lancaster County, 685 Good Drive, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.
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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Apr. 15, 2014