Joyce Arlene Smith NEWARK: Joyce A. Smith, 90, of Newark and formerly of Thornville and Coshocton passed away at 7:28 A.M., Friday, October 14, 2016 at the Inn at Sharon Brooke assisted living facility in Newark. Born August 21, 1926 in Coshocton, Joyce was the daughter of the late Charles and Audrey M. (Gosser) Schlegel. A high school graduate, she also was a graduate of Bliss Business School in Columbus after which she was employed at the State of Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles in Columbus until 1960. On April 19, 1947 she married William Frederick Smith who preceded her in death on August 21, 2005. Joyce enjoyed gardening, sewing and jigsaw puzzles. Joyce will truly be missed by her daughter Tara Suzette Smith and friend Thomas H. Barrett of Newark. In addition to her husband and parents, Joyce was preceded in death by a brother Kenneth P. Schlegel. Private Graveside Services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at Fairfield Cemetery in West Lafayette with Lloyd Tenney, Minister officiating. Memoriums may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, 2269 Cherry Valley Road, Newark, Ohio 43055. Envelopes are available at Free Funeral Home, Coshocton who is assisting the family with arrangements. Joyce's Family wants to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. Petryk, all the staff at Sharon Brooke and to Hospice of Central Ohio for their loving care and assistance during her last days with us. The online guestbook may be signed at www.coshoctontribune.com .
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