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Joyce K. Deardorff

August 1, 1917 ~ August 16, 2018 (age 101)
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Joyce K. Deardorff, born August 1, 1917, a resident of The Brethren Home Community in New Oxford, PA and formerly of Hanover, PA, entered into God’s Eternal Care on Thursday, August 16, 2018.  Mrs. Deardorff celebrated her 101st Birthday on August 1, 2018.  She was the daughter of the late Clarence Jacob Nace and Florence Bowman Nace.  Her husband Donald R. Deardorff passed away on April 25, 1966.

She is survived by her four children; George B. Deardorff and his wife Rebecca of Dacula, GA, Mark C. Deardorff of Hanover, PA, Randy D. Deardorff and his wife Carla of Dillsburg, PA, and Nancy J. Bross and her husband Michael of York, PA.  She was also blessed with seven adoring Grandchildren, Barry Deardorff and his wife, Jana, David Deardorff and his wife Erin, Jeffery Deardorff, Ann Hickman and her husband Matt, Kammie Dunaja and her husband Jason, Nathan Deardorff and Ashley Deardorff.  Eight Great Grandchildren, George III, Katherin, Blake, Fallon, Finley, Cora, Ellie and Dillan.  One Great Great Grandchild, Grayson.  A brother, Clair Nace, a sister Gladys Auchey and a Grandson, Todd Deardorff, preceded her in death.

Joyce was a lifetime member of Grace United Church of Christ in Hanover, PA, and was quite knowledgeable of the contents in the Bible.  She enjoyed traveling and saw beauty and innocence in every flower and animal.  She could be found reading several newspapers daily catching up on the latest current events throughout the world and a lively discussion of politics was always engaging conversation that she enjoyed immensely.  Her delicious cooking and lovely welcoming demeanor as a hostess, was enjoyed by many throughout the years.

A loving Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and Great Great Grandmother who would do anything for her family, taught all those who knew and loved her dearly, how to accept life as it may, to be of strong character and to grow old gracefully and with dignity.

Per Joyce’s wishes, a private gravesite service for family members only will be held at Rest Haven Cemetery, in Hanover, PA.  Those wishing to honor her remembrance, may do so by making a contribution to the Guthrie Memorial Library – 2 Library Place, Hanover, PA 17331 or to the York County S.P.C.A. – 3159 Susquehanna Trail, York, PA 17406.

The Kenworthy Funeral Home, Inc., 269 Frederick Street, Hanover, PA has been entrusted by the family with the funeral arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at

Donations may be made to:

York County SPCA
3159 Susquehanna Trail, York PA 17406

Guthrie Memorial Library
2 Library Place, Hanover PA 17331

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