Joyce Elaine Eckelbarger


Joyce Elaine Eckelbarger, 80, passed away on January 26, 2020. She was born on April 16, 1939 in Emlenton, PA.

Joyce was the daughter of Paul and Mildred Beels and a graduate of Emlenton High School in 1957.

Joyce married Nelson Eckelbarger in 1957 and spend 59 years of marriage together before passing in 2016.

Joyce was a very involved member of Grace Gathering Church and a member of Gold Wing.  She was a mentor for many of the young girls of the church and enjoyed being involved in various activities at the church. In her spare time she enjoyed cooking and even published a cook book.

Surviving are her children, Amy (Mark) Maldeney of Angola, IN; Eugene (Jocelyn) Eckelbarger of Omaha, NE; Scott Eckelbarger of Fort Wayne, IN; 12 grandchildren and 4 great-granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Elaine McGarvey; and sister, Dorothy Gitelman.

Service was held on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Grace Gathering Fellowship Church, 3157 Minnich Rd., with Pastor Chris Norman officiating.

Calling hours were held one hour prior to the service on Saturday and on Friday, January 31, 2020 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the church. Memorials may be made to the Grace Gathering Church 3157 Minnich Rd., New Haven, IN. 46774.

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