Joyce Gaffney Barlow

Joyce G. Barlow, 88, formerly of Marietta, passed away on Wednesday (Feb. 6, 2013). She was born Suzanna Joyce Gaffney in Lancaster, Ohio, on April 23, 1924, the only child of Ralph and Catherine Gaffney.

Joyce is survived by her three daughters, Ann Barlow Corbett of Marietta, Joan C. Barlow of Belleville, Illinois, and Katherine L. Barlow of Baldwin, Illinois.

Joyce was a graduate of The Ohio State University and remained an avid Buckeye fan her entire life. She was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority among several other organizations in Ohio, Florida and New Mexico, and was a dedicated hospital volunteer.

She had many careers, including interior design, public school teacher and secretary. She had a great love of animals and was never without several pets.

Joyce lived in Marietta for many years and leaves behind beloved friends and extended family. Her kindness and generosity will be missed by all.

A memorial service is planned for the spring and will be announced at a later date.