Joyce M. Kraynak, 71

Joyce M. Kraynak, 71 of Ellwood City passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at her residence.

Born March 22, 1949 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Virgil and Dorothy Chapman Newton . She was married to Ron Kraynak for 46 years, he survives.

Joyce owned and operated the Homestead Bar in Ellwood City for 10 years. She was a member of the Keystone II women’s pool team and the treasurer of the pool league. She was a bus driver for the Ellwood City School District. Joyce attended the First Baptist Church in Ellwood City. She enjoyed canasta, crocheting, and playing Mario on the Nintendo Wii. She cherished spending time with her family.

Survivors include three sons, Robert (Jodi) Lumley, Richard Lumley, Ronnie Kraynak; two daughters, Linda and Ronaile Kraynak all of Ellwood City; three sisters, Emily Weaver of Ellwood City, Charlene (Ted) Bohizic of New York City, Roxanne (Randy) Gwilt of Ellwood City; two brothers, Leonard “Bud” (Mary) Newton of Maryland and Russell Herko of New Galilee; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her son, Daniel Lumley; sister, Judy Bender, and a great-granddaughter, Alydia Rose.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday October 1, 2020 from 6:00 to 8:00 and on Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 at the Marshall Funeral Home, 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Funeral Services will be held at the Marshall Funeral Home, on October 3, 2020 at 3:00 pm with Pastor Paul Moore of the Union Goodwill Community Church officiating.

Interment will follow in Slippery Rock Church Cemetery.

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6 thoughts on “Joyce M. Kraynak, 71

  1. My sincere condolences to the family of Joyce. She was a classmate in elementary school at Wayne Township Consolidated Schools. May she rest in peace and you, her family, be comforted by fond memories of her.
    Dorothy Houk
    Aurora, Colorado

  2. Ronaile,

    Please accept my heartfelt condolences to you and your family. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. If you need anything, please let me know.

    Kevin L. Hamilton

  3. So sorry to hear of Joyce’s passing. We worked together at Ellwood City Transit. She was a great lady! She will be missed!

  4. Cousin Ron. Sorry to hear about Joyce. I’m unable to attend, due to being sick. You and your family has my condolences. Cousin Dave.

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