July 15, 1928 - Nov. 14, 2007
NORWALK - Joyce A. Waits, 79, of Norwalk, died Wednesday afternoon at Norwalk Memorial Home.
She was born July 15, 1928 in Middletown, daughter of the late Arba H. and Edith (Wray) Thomas, Sr. She came to this area in 1975 from New Lexington, and was formerly of Monroeville. She enjoyed cooking, traveling, her family dogs and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her husband and high school sweetheart of 61 years, Marion Waits of Norwalk; daughters and sons-in-law, Becky and Larry Mesnard of Monroeville, Judy and Tom Greilich of Monroeville, and Cindy and Jim Sandlin of Newark; five grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Arba and Nancy Thomas Sr. of The Villages, Fla.; and sister and brother-in-law, Lucia and David Rhoades of River Heights, Utah.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Elaine Rademaker; and a granddaughter.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Walker Funeral Home, 98 W. Main St., Norwalk, where funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Internment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Norwalk.
Memorial gifts may be sent to Stein Hospice Service, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, Ohio 44870.