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Joyce L. Shoop

January 18, 2013

Joyce L. Shoop, 48, of 1308 Red Lane, passed from this life to life eternal on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.  She was born on August 16, 1964 in Chardon, Ohio the daughter of Lou Ellen Carpenter Cuccia of Northumberland, PA and the late Harold W. Lesher.  She was also predeceased by her stepfather, Lucas “Papa Luke” Cuccia. 

She was a Lewistown School of Nursing LPN graduate. 

Joyce was an extraordinary and strong woman who impacted the lives of many.  She cared deeply for her husband and her family while being a devoted mother, nurse and homemaker.  Joyce endured numerous physical challenges throughout her life, yet maintained a positive attitude and was an inspiration to all who met her. 

She was a longtime member of Trinity United Methodist Church Danville PA and was a member of the Danville Class of 1982.  She was also involved with Danville Challenger Baseball, a branch of Little League Baseball that serves special needs children..  

Joyce loved entertaining and travel, especially to the beach.  She enjoyed crafts, playing iPad games and watching TV shows.  She loved to attend auctions and yard sales. Her greatest enjoyment in life was spending time with her family and friends whom she adored.  

Joyce is survived by her husband of 20 years, Brian E. Shoop whom she married July 11, 1992.  She is survived by two daughters; Brenda L. Shoop and her partner Julio Solorazno, and Samantha D. L. Shoop both of Danville and two sons; Jon E. Shoop and Collin M. Shoop, both of Danville.  She is also survived by three grandchildren, Dylan J. Slusser, Isabella M. Shoop, and Angel L.G. Rodas.  Joyce is also survived by two brothers; Steven A. Lesher and his wife Terri of Blanco, Texas and Bruce W. Lesher and his wife Suzanne of Danville and one sister; Charlene F. Runkle of Turbotville PA.  She is also survived by many whom she took under her wing and who called her “Mom”. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Joyce’s Life on Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 5:00 PM from Trinity United Methodist Church, 306 Lombard Avenue, Danville, PA 17821. The Reverend Ronald S. French will be officiating.  Friends will be received from 3:00 PM until 4:45 PM at the church. Burial will be private in the Memorial Garden of the church. Family will provide flowers. At Joyce’s request, memorial contributions may be made to Danville Challenger Baseball 121 Indian Run Road, Danville, PA 17821.  

Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc., 10 W. Mahoning Street, Danville, PA 17821. www.visneski.com


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