Joyce E. (Beerman) Profit, 78, of Rockford, Ohio died at 5:57 PM on Monday, April 22, 2019 at Lutheran Hospital in Ft. Wayne, Indiana while surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 23, 1941, in Lima, to the late Robert and Mary E. (Jones) Beerman.
A 1959 graduate of York High School, Joyce married the love of her life, Larry K. Profit on November 27, 1960. He preceded her in death. In addition to being a lifelong farmer's wife, she was a rural mail carrier for several years and a bus driver for Lincolnview Schools for 17 years. She then went on to retire from Eaton Corporation after 25 years.
Joyce was a longtime, devoted member of Salem Presbyterian Church where she was active with the Choir, Bell Choir and the Merry Widows.
Joyce enjoyed gardening, cooking and baking, and was known for taking cookie trays to work and giving them to friends. She was an OSU Buckeye fan and loved sports of all kinds. An avid Lincolnview Lancer fan, Joyce always supported the teams.
Always wanting to look her best, she will be missed by the ladies of the hair and nail salon. She adored her family, grandchildren and great grandchildren and cherished the time spent with them.
She is survived by her children, Terry (Vicki) Profit of Van Wert, Gregg (Tammy) Profit of Van Wert, and Michael (Jennifer) Profit of Rockford; sisters, Linda (Cliff) Bragg of Antwerp, Shirley (Herb) Summerset of Cygnet; sister-in-law, Kathryn Smith of Ohio City, Ohio; grandchildren, Zach (Danielle) Profit, Brock (Brianna) Profit, Kyle (Taylor) Profit, Ryan (Andrea) Profit, Shania Profit, Delayna Profit, Rodney Perry, and Kaitlin Perry; and great grandchildren Braylyn Profit, Bostyn Profit, Parker Profit, Amoura Perry, Hudsynn Profit, Brecken Profit, Calen Profit and Berkley Profit; as well as many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Joyce was preceded in death by her infant sister, Sharon K. Beerman.
A memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory with Rev. Thomas Emery officiating. Burial will take place at a later date in Venedocia Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 pm on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the funeral home.
Preferred memorials are to the Salem Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund.
Arrangements entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory. Condolences may be expressed at www.alspachgearhart.com.
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