Joyce M. Yacob

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401 E. Howard Street Willard OH 44890 9/8/2015 10:00:00

Willard OH 44890 9/8/2015 11:00:00

Joyce M. Yacob, age 86, of Willard, Ohio passed away Monday, August 31, 2015 at the Licking Memorial Hospital in Newark, Ohio. She was born June 30, 1929 in Willard, Ohio to the late Charles and Ida (Hershiser) Kochel. She retired from Pioneer Rubber Company in Willard, Ohio. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Willard and enjoyed playing cards.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Rhonda (Tom) Grama of Newark, Ohio; brother, Richard (Marilyn) Kochel of Attica, Ohio, son-in-law, Larry Heydinger of New Washington; 4 grandchildren, Chad (Tosha) Keaton, Melissa (Kevin) Nelson, Amber Grama and Heather (Lincoln) Shreve; 6 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband, George Yacob; daughter, Sheron Heydinger; father and mother, Charles & Ida Kochel; brothers, Harold and Charles Kochel; sister, Hilda Seagren.
Visitation will be Tuesday, September 8, 2015 from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. at the First United Methodist Church in Willard, where the Memorial Sevice will be Tuesday at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Doug Beggs officiating. Burial will be at a later date at the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Willard, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made in Joyce’s name to Hospice of Central Ohio, 2269 Cherry Valley Road, Newark, Ohio 43055 or to the First United Methodist Church, 401 East Howard St., Willard, OH 44890. Online condolences may be made to the family at


Larry and Yvonne Fowler - Sep 16, 2015

Our condolences to the Yacob family. Joyce was a special person with a great smile and sense of humor. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

Joe and SusanDitz - Sep 13, 2015

Rhonda and family. We are so sorry to hear of Joyce’s passing. I am so sorry I didn’t get to see her again. You are in our prayers.

Dan and Ollie Mason - Sep 9, 2015

Rhonda and family, Chad and family and Larry..You have our sympathy and love. Sorry we were not able to be with you for the memorial. We most certainly had you in our thoughts and prayers.

Melody mergenthaler - Sep 9, 2015

So sorry for your entire families loss! Hoping her memories leave you with great memories for a lifetime. Praying for peace for all.

Nancy stephens - Sep 9, 2015

Rhonda,I was so sorry to hear about your mom.I loved her & your dad so much.She was so sweet, just a gentle spirit.I will really miss her. I know there will be a big empty place for you & your family. So sorry I was not able to be there to celebrate her home going.Praying for you & your family.

Tonya Frye and family - Sep 8, 2015

We are saddened by your loss and will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Take comfort in knowing God is taking care of Joyce now and the memories u share together remain in your hearts forever. We love you!

merle and lois - Sep 4, 2015

Rhonda – sending loving thoughts and our sympathy to you — we have lost a good friend in your mother Joyce. We have shared many good times over the years with George and Joyce. A very special couple that we loved very much — Merle and Lois Frye

Jim & Jackie Ratliff - Sep 3, 2015

Rhonda we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. She was a wonderful lady. We have many memories of special times spent with her and George over the years. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Marlee Whitcomb - Sep 3, 2015

Rhonda and family So sorry about Aunt Joyce i have great memories of her! You are in my thoughts and prayers Love you all!

Cynthia Lewellen Branham - Sep 2, 2015

Rhonda and family, Please accept my condolences on the passing of your mother. I remember with fondness working with your mom at First Methodist on many different committees and occasions. She was a very special lady and always acted so happy to see me and made me feel good. May our God in His mercy grant you comfort and peace. Cynthia Lewellen Branham
Summertown, Tennessee

Jackie Eckstein - Sep 1, 2015

Rhonda I am so sorry to hear that your mom passed away. I know your heart is breaking. Try to remember all the great times you’ve had to help you through. Joyce was a very special lady to me and will be greatly missed by so many in Willard. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Melissa - Sep 1, 2015

Rhonda and family so sorry for your loss! Your mom was very special lady to Me and Darrin and our two girls:) RIP Joyce