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Joyce A. Collier

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Service: 10:00am Tue. May 11th, 2021
Location: St. Raphael Catholic Church

COLLIER, Joyce A., 71, of Springfield, passed away Friday, May 7, 2021 at Walnut Crossing in Marysville. She was born in Springfield on October 31, 1949 the daughter of Joseph and Helen (Samosky) Leugers. Joyce spent her life as a teacher, at St. Mary’s Elementary for 16 years and later at Simon Kenton. She was a member of St. Raphael Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband, Jeff; two children and spouses, Julie & Dipesh Rao, Greensboro, NC and Jared & Kayla Collier, Sunbury, OH; one daughter-in-law, Katie Collier, Atlanta, GA; five grandchildren. Ella Collier, Jai, Priya and Mira Rao and Jace Collier; four siblings and spouses, James & Sheila Leugers, Jerry & Cheree Leugers, Jeanne Leugers and John & Shelly Leugers. She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Jason. Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Monday in the CONROY FUNERAL HOME. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday in St. Raphael Catholic Church. Burial will follow in St. Bernard Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to Vitas Hospice.
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Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

- Sherry Fogt Pottorf, Terri Shreves Cooper, and Christ Bulle Thom, Thursday May 20th, 2021

Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

- Sherry Fogt Pottorf, Terri Shreves Cooper, and Christ Bulle Thom, Tuesday May 18th, 2021

We were saddened to learn of the loss of your wife Joyce.

- Sherry Fogt Pottorf, Terri Shreves. Cooper and Christi Bulle Tho, Monday May 17th, 2021

Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

- Sherry Fogt Pottorf, Terri Shreves Cooper, and Christ Bulle Thom, Monday May 17th, 2021

Dear Jeff and Family, Just heard about Joyce passing and so very sorry for your loss. May you hold all her love and happy memories close in your hearts. She was a strong influence to so many. I truly admired her.

- Julie Valentine, Friday May 14th, 2021

My deepest sympathy to the Collier and Leugers families. I remember growing up, how we always looked forward to visiting with Joyce and our "Springfield Cousins." That continued over the years at our annual reunions. Loved Joyce's soft spoken ways and her beautiful laugh. My prayers are with all of you.

- Kathy Leugers Hoehne, Tuesday May 11th, 2021

Dear Jeff,Julie,Jared, & Katie, We were so sorry to hear about Joyce she was a beautiful lady, our thoughts & prayers are with all the family,Love, Doug & Sue

- Doug & Sue Brandle, Tuesday May 11th, 2021

So sad to hear of Joyce’s passing. She was truly a very good person who had a kind word anytime you saw her. Jeff, you and your family are in my prayers.

- John Collins , Tuesday May 11th, 2021

So sorry for your family's loss. Cherish your precious memories. I worked as school secretary at Simon Kenton with Joyce. She was an exceptional caring dedicated teacher. Joyce shared a loyal loving friendship with everyone. I feel very fortunate to have worked with her and enjoyed her friendship. My deepest sympathy.

- Linda Moats, Monday May 10th, 2021

I am so very sorry to hear this. You have my sympathy.

- David Bowermeister, Monday May 10th, 2021

I was shocked and so sad to see this. I always remember Joyce as a very kind person! Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Mike and Gay Harris

- Gay Harris, Monday May 10th, 2021

I’m so sorry Jeff. My deepest sympathy for you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

- Catie Chapman, Sunday May 9th, 2021

Please accept the sympathy of a Marian friend. I remember Joyce best as a queen...of dances...of homecoming. Now she is with the Queen of heaven. Also known for her beautiful smile, I imagine the smile on her face when greeting Jason once again. Know that she was -and is - loved by her Marian friends.

- Laura Jo And Glenn Tebbe, Sunday May 9th, 2021

Joyce was a blessing in the lives of people who were fortunate enough to have known her. May she rest in peace with her loved ones in heaven and watch over us who remain here on Earth.

- Carol & Dave Perin, Sunday May 9th, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

- Merrillyn Hill, Sunday May 9th, 2021

Joyce taught my daughter Lori at St. Marys she was a wonderful teacher. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of sorrow.

- Janice Lemmons, Sunday May 9th, 2021

We're very sorry for your loss Jeff. You have our deep sympathy and are in our thoughts and prayers for your family.

- Jim & Peg Horstman, Sunday May 9th, 2021

So very sorry to the whole family for. your loss. Joyce made such a difference in her life as she influenced the lives of so many children. She will be missed.

- Deb Tully, Sunday May 9th, 2021

We are so sorry. We will always remember Joyce’s smile, laughter, and great sense of humor. We pray for Jeff and the whole family. We rejoice as Joyce lives on in the everlasting kingdom of God the Father almighty.

- Harry andKathi Gottschang , Sunday May 9th, 2021

Jeff, Our deepest sympathy and condolences on hearing that Joyce has passed away. She was such a good friend. I know she was loved immensely by her students and fellow teachers. You all are in our prayers for peace and healing as you move forward in life. The memories of Joyce in your family will keep her alive in your hearts and minds. May God bless you all! Love J and J

- John and Julie Hursh, Sunday May 9th, 2021

It is with deep sorrow that we heard of Joyce's passing. Joyce was such a dedicated mother,, teacher and wife for so many wonderful years. I know it's difficult to understand why someone as wonderful as Joyce would be taken at yet., such an early age. Almighty God has big plans for Joyce in heaven along side of Jeff. Our prayers for the entire Collier family as we reflect on so many wonderful memories. Mick & Joyce Peoria, Illionis

- Mick and Joyce Pavelka, Sunday May 9th, 2021

Deepest sympathy to the Collier / Leuger families! Was truly sorry to read of Joyce's death! Prayers for her and for her families.

- Sophia Turnbull, Sunday May 9th, 2021

Our deepest sympathy to you, Jeff. Joyce and I had some great laughs through the years. These past few years have been difficult for you and your devotion to her has been admirable. Prayers for strength and peace

- Nan Figge, Saturday May 8th, 2021

Our deepest sympathy and condolences at the most difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are for you and the Collier and Leugers families.

- John and Karen Murphy , Saturday May 8th, 2021

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