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Joyce Dasher


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Dasher, Joyce 1925 -2018
Joyce Anne (Foster) Dasher, Columbus, entered into the joy that God prepared for her on January 3, 2018. She was born on September 22, 1925 (she would want you to do the math to figure out how old she was, as she was always teaching) in Coshocton County. She was welcomed by parents M. Theodore and Esther Marie (Burrell) Foster and brother Thomas Ellsworth Foster, all who preceded her in death. She spent most of her life in Coshocton County and was proud to come from one of the first families of Ohio. Education was important to her family as her both her parents attended normal school to become teachers and her mother taught in a one-room schoolhouse. Joyce was the first in her family to attend college. She majored in Music Education (piano) and minored in English at Muskingum College (class of 1947). She was a member of the music honorary sorority Sigma Alpha Iota. Joyce's first job was as a music teacher in the Marysville, OH schools. In Marysville, she met James Clifton Dasher. They were married on September 9, 1950 in Coshocton. They had five children, Susan, James F., Jonathan (died in infancy), Richard and Jane. She was predeceased by husband James C. (1979) and son James F. (2006). Joyce taught music in the Coshocton schools and later taught second grade at Chestnut School for many years. She also taught private piano lessons. Joyce was active as a Sunday school teacher, deacon and elder in the First Presbyterian Church of Coshocton. She served God with intelligence, imagination and love. She was passionate about music, education, reading, history, the outdoors and travel. The week she died she was still reading a book. She had a special concern for children and those who are the "least of these". She knew no stranger, and she volunteered with Coshocton Hospice and school reading programs. In her later retirement years, she moved to Columbus, OH and lived in Friendship Village where she met many new friends and was active in the community. The family is grateful for their support over the years. Survivors include: Susan (Dr. George) Chioran of Westerville, OH, Richard Dasher of Albuquerque, NM, The Reverend Jane Dasher of Manlius, NY; daughter-in-law, Marie (Cici) Dasher of Evansville, IN; and sister-in-law, Rosalyn (Dasher) DeGood of Marysville, OH. She was very proud of her grandchildren, Katherine Chioran of University Heights, OH, Michael Chioran of Denver, CO, Christopher Dasher of Evansville, IN and Anna Dasher of Evansville, IN. A Service of Witness to the Resurrection will be held at the Presbyterian Church in Coshocton, OH on Saturday, January 6 at 12pm with the Reverend Jonathan Carlisle presiding. A memorial service will be held at Friendship Village of Columbus on Monday, January 8 at 2pm with the Reverend David Redding presiding. Contributions may be made to the Presbyterian Church of Coshocton, 142 N 4th St, Coshocton, OH 43812. An online memorial can be viewed at www.given-dawson-paisleyfh.com.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Jan. 5, 2018
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