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Joyce A. Ewing

November 12, 1949 — October 18, 2019

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Joyce Ewing, 69, of Holbrook on October 18, 2019. She passed at home surrounded by her loving family.

Joyce was born on November 12, 1949, in Waynesburg, to the late Mary (Beck) Seabright. She grew up in West Finley where she met and later married C. Barry Ewing on June 26, 1971. The Couple resided in West Alexander until they moved into their picturesque farmhouse in Holbrook in 2016.

In 1967, Joyce graduated from McGuffey High School and later went to receive her BS from California University of Pennsylvania and her MSW from the University of Pittsburgh. Joyce worked as a drug and alcohol counselor at The Care Center, director of the Neighborhood Drug Awareness Corps., and as a Professor of Social Work at California University of Pennsylvania. In 1997, Joyce opened her first personal care home, Mam’s House, and would later open Bethel PHC in Washington County and Ewing Manor West in Greene County. In 2014, she opened Ewing, LLC., community homes for individuals with intellectual disabilities in Greene County.

Joyce enjoyed yard sales, antiquing, reading, decorating, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Of all her accomplishments, being Nana brought her the greatest joy. It is said that when people pass, they receive their wings, Joyce was born with hers. She will be remembered for her kindness and generosity.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, are two daughters, Niki (Hank) Ewing-Davis of Triadelphia, WV, and Jayme Ewing of Washington, PA; four grandchildren, Ryder and Sayde Stickovich and Brody and Braydan Davis; two sisters, Joan (the late Stanley) Hower, of Charleston, SC and Jane Lilley of Claysville, PA; three brothers, Jack (Danielle) Seabright of Wheeling, WV, James (Judy) Seabright of West Alexander, PA, and Jay (Kathy) Seabright of Claysville, PA.

In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by one son, Barry Jason Ewing, who passed away on December 22, 1973 and her maternal grandmother Edith Vessels.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

At the request of the family, all the arrangements are private and have been entrusted to Kesterson-Rush Funeral Home, LLC., 3275 W. Roy Furman Hwy. Rogersville, PA 15359. Telephone: 724-499-5181.

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