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Joyce A. (Blystone) Schrecengost

June 4, 1935 ~ January 16, 2019 (age 83)


Joyce A. “Dee Dee” Schrecengost, 83, of Hooker Rd., Karns City, passed away late Wednesday evening, January 16, 2019 at the home of her daughter surrounded by her loving family following a one year illness.

Joyce was born in Karns City on June 4, 1935.  She was the daughter of the late Frank E. and C. Anna Adams Blystone.

She had attended Karns City High School and the Karns City United Methodist Church.  Joyce was a homemaker.  She enjoyed ceramics, butterflies, camping, and most especially the company of her family.

She was married to Leroy W. Schrecengost on December 31, 1955 in Karns City.  He preceded her in death on June 7, 1990.

Surviving are three children, Debra Reed and her husband, Jim, of Karns City, Gregory L. Schrecengost and his companion Dawn Double, of Butler, and Doug W. Schrecengost and his wife, Barb, of Karns City; seven grandchildren, Taryn Best and her husband, Toby, of Karns City, Travis Reed and his wife, Melanie, of Petrolia, Jarrod Schrecengost and his companion, Jen, of Fairview, Amanda Schrecengost of Karns City, Heath Schrecengost and his companion, Monika, of Bruin, Kayla Courson and her husband, Tom, of New Bethlehem, and Jodie Christie of Slippery Rock; thirteen great grandchildren, and one great great grandson, as well as a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Joyce was preceded in death by two brothers, Dewey and Jack Blystone and a sister, Frankie Norris.

Friends will be received at the Hile Funeral Home of Karns City, 128 Main St., Karns City from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 Friday.  A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday from the funeral home with Church of God of Prophecy Bishop, Ronald Roudebush, Rev. O.J. Roudebush, pastor of the Karns City Church of God of Prophecy, and Rodney McElravy,  a family friend, officiating.  Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Sugarcreek Twp., Armstrong County.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Karns City Regional Ambulance Service, PO Box F, Chicora, PA 16025.  For additional information or to send a condolence, please visit

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