Joyce Hickok Waggamon, Class of 1956

Posted Feb 08, 2021

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Joyce Hickok Waggamon ’56 died Jan. 24, 2021. Joyce was born Dec. 18, 1934 in Delaware County to the late Walter and Ruth Hickok. She grew up on a dairy and grain farm in Ostrander and graduated from the Ostrander School in 1952, with a class of 14 students. Joyce attended Otterbein College where she was involved in the choir and Kappa Phi Omega (Onyx) sorority. At her 50th Otterbein class reunion, she was reunited with classmate Dutch Waggamon ’56 and were married shortly after.

Joyce worked as a secretary for William Street United Methodist Church for 16 years retiring in 1998, where she made a lot of lasting friendships. Joyce was a former member of Millcreek Baptist Church and Radnor Baptist Church. Joyce was also active in the Ostrander Senior Citizen organization and acted as a secretary. Joyce and her sister were active in high school musical groups, ensembles, and bands (she played the clarinet). They would sing duets at WMRN Radio in Marion in the 1940’s. She took piano lessons for ten years and played for Sunday School or church from the age of 13 to 82.

Along with her parents, Joyce is preceded in death by her sister Joanne Budd ’58 and daughter Donna Meyer.

Survived by husband, Delbert (Dutch) Waggamon ’56, son David (Denise) Cox, daughters Debbie (Ed) Arnold, and Diana (John) Dick. Also survived by Dutch’s children who warmly welcomed Joyce into their family, Jeff (Becky) Waggamon, Jerry (Stephanie) Waggamon, Jon (Beth) Waggamon, and Jenny Hilbert, several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.