Master Sergeant Joyce M. Thorn (US Air Force, Retired), of Ararat Twp., passed away on Saturday June 19th at Barnes Kasson Hospital, Susquehanna.
Born on January 13, 1944 in Susquehanna, she was the daughter of the late William J. and Florence Avery Thorn. Following her graduation from Susquehanna Community High School, Joyce began her military career with the United States Air Force. During her tour, she served in England, Alaska, The Azores Islands, Texas, Nebraska, California, and several other stations. Joyce was extremely proud of her service to her country. Following her retirement from the Air Force, Joyce commenced on a new path; she studied accounting at Baylor University, and upon graduation, followed up with obtaining her CPA license. She returned to Pennsylvania and began her second career with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Joyce was a woman of great faith. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, and became a lay speaker and spoke at several of the area Methodist churches, as well as at the Wesley Villages.
Surviving are her brother: Emery Thorn as well as multiple nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her siblings: Harry, Howard, and George Thorn; Emily Harjers; Joan Drumm; Roslyn Lee; and Dorothy and Judith Thorn.
The funeral will be Wednesday, June 23rd with services at 10 am in the Jones & Brennan Funeral Home, 430 Main Street, Forest City. Interment with military honors, Ararat Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday, from 5 to 7 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Barnes Kasson Hospital, 2872 Turnpike Street, Susquehanna, PA 18847.
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