Joyce E. Schatz, 82, mother of two, attended LCBC, cherished time with her family

By on November 9, 2016

Joyce E. Schatz, 82, of Manheim, passed away Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 at the Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center, Lititz.

Born in Manheim, she was the daughter of the late Francis W. and Olive Smith Hoffer. She was the loving wife of John W. Schatz, and they celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary in March.

Joyce attended LCBC Church, Manheim; and was a former member of Salem United Methodist Church, Manheim. She loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, are two children: Brian, husband of Pamela Schatz; and Cathy, wife of J. Kevin Baker, both of Manheim; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a brother: F. Kenneth, husband of Cindy Hoffer, of East Earl.

She was preceded in death by two sisters: Charlotte M. Bires and Doris Hoffer.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to her funeral service at the Buch Funeral Home, 21 Market Square, Manheim, on Friday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. There will be a public viewing at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and again on Friday, one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Manheim Fairview Cemetery, Penn Township.

In lieu of flowers, those desiring may send contributions in Joyce’s memory to the Manheim Church League Softball, 233 W. High St., Manheim, PA 17545.

To send the family online condolences, visit BuchFuneral.com. Buch Funeral Home, Manheim, was entrusted with the arrangements.

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