Joyce Keairns DeVore, 88, of Chillicothe, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 9 a.m. at Traditions in Chillicothe.
She was born December 24, 1930, in Ironton, Ohio to the late Orville and Dora (Griswold) Keairns. She was predeceased by her only sister, Dolores and brother-in-law, Richard Hixson.
Joyce graduated from Chillicothe High School in 1947. As an honor student and played in the band and orchestra, sometimes playing two instruments as needed. She loved to play the piano. She graduated on Friday and went to work the following Monday at the Mead Corp. where she retired after 30 years.
On March 8, 1961, she married the man of her life, Art DeVore, spending 56 years together. Joyce was a loving, caring person and a great cook and baker. She loved to travel especially to Myrtle Beach and Ireland. Ireland was always her primary objective. She, along with her husband, Art visited those friendly shores six times. On some of those trips she invited her two nephews, Bill and Bob Hixson and her niece, Nancy Lusher and their wives and husbands. On 1 of those trips, two great-nieces went along.
Her family includes, Bill (Linda) Hixson, The Plains, OH, Nancy (James) Lusher, Bidwell, OH, Bob (Vickie) Hixson and Tom Hixson, New Philadelphia, OH. Also Joyce had nine great nieces and nephews and 18 great-great nieces and nephews.
Joyce attended Trinity United Methodist Church.
Graveside services will be held 1:30 p.m. Saturday, October 13, 2018 in Grandview Cemetery with Rev. Jim Wade officiating. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the WARE FUNERAL HOME.
You may sign her online register at http://www.warefh.com
8th Annual Jim Jadwin Memorial Baseball Tournament
SAVE THE DATE: June 21 -23, 2019
More Details to Follow October 2018
Seeding is based on win/loss record, In case of a tie in points between two or more teams, the following tiebreaker system will be used to determine the seeding of the teams:
Attention all participants, coaches and fans of the First Capital Fall Baseball League. Due to the current and incoming storms we have decided to postpone all Fall Baseball Games previously scheduled for tomorrow, Sunday September 9th. All games are postponed until next Sunday September 16th with ALL games being played at the same fields/times as scheduled for week 1. The schedule has been updated on the website with changes. Please communicate with all other team members.
The 2019 Chillicothe Summer Kickoff Klassic kicks off the summer tournament season for many Junior American Legion and 16U travel baseball programs. We are excited to host the 5th Annual Klassic in Chillicothe and final details will be made available in November.
Dates for 2019 Tournament: May 31 - June 2, 2019