Joyce Kistler Jones, Class of 1959

Posted Nov 08, 2019

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Joyce Kistler Jones ’59 died October 8,2019. Joyce was born on December 11, 1936 to the late Elijah and Aletha (Dupler) Kistler. She attended North School and graduated from Lancaster High School in 1955. She attended Otterbein University and after two years earned a teaching certificate. While at Otterbein she was a member of the Sigma Alpha Tau (Owls) sorority. She became a teacher in the Columbus Public School System while attending Capital University and earning a Bachelors’ Degree in Education in 1963.

Joyce is a member of the First United Methodist Church in Lancaster and was active in the community. lunch ministry and the Alter Guild for
many years. She was a member of Hospital Twig 14 and active with their annual Antique Show, Parent League, Froebel Club and the Wish Tree program, fulfilling Christmas Wishes for children for Maywood Mission.
Joyce loved to travel, spend time with family, visit good restaurants and have a good time with friends and family.

Joyce is survived by her husband of 57 years, David O. Jones, daughter Christine and son Jeffrey (Debbie) Jones, and sister, Carolyn Huddle, all of Lancaster. Grandsons, Adam (Ashley) Jones of Charlotte, NC, Brandon Jones of Denver, CO, and Jordan Myers of Columbus, OH. Sister-in-law, Mary Ann Jones of NYC, nieces and nephews.