Joyce Metzger Mottinger, 95, of Van Wert, passed away at 10:25 AM on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at Van Wert Manor. She was born on April 08, 1927, in Lancing, MI, to the late Oscar and Mary Jane (Frick) Shafer. Joyce was a member of Ohio City Church of God.
She worked several jobs throughout her life including, 4 years at Sears Catalog Office, 12 years at Gunsett Hardware and 4 years at Haines Fashion. A gifted seamstress, Joyce enjoyed sewing, was a fantastic cook and baked the best pies.
Known for her sweet demeanor and her immaculate housekeeping skills, Joyce will be remembered most for the love she showed her family.
Surviving are her children: Richard E. (Deb) Metzger of Van Wert; Chuck (Pamela) Metzger of Van Wert; Judy Rambo-Little of Pinellas Park, FL; grandchildren: Eric, Toni and Jayme; Matt and Adam; Rayne and Travis; Sonny; 11 great grandchildren; and 3 great-great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Joyce was preceded in death in 1985 by her husband, Richard L. Metzger.
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home 722 S. Washington St. Van Wert, OH 45891 with Rev. Stuart Wyatt, officiating. Interment will follow in Woodland Cemetery, 10968 Woodland Ave. Van Wert, OH 45891.
Family and friends will be received prior to the funeral, from 10 AM to 2 PM, on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at the funeral home
For those who prefer, memorial contributions in Joyce`s memory may be sent to Van Wert Fire Department or Ohio City Church of God.
To share in Joyce's online memorial, please visit firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory.