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Sandusky, OH 44870
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Joyce L. (Knerr) Claubaugh

Joyce L. (Knerr) Claubaugh, 91, residing in Sandusky, passed away early Thursday morning at the Providence Care Center following a brief illness.

Joyce was born on September 30, 1922 in Sandusky, OH to the late Ralph and Lucyille (Schneider) Knerr.

Joyce was formerly employed with Sandusky City Schools at the Osborne School Cafeteria, and retired from the Erie County Probate Court in 1985 after many years of service. Joyce was a member of Emmanuel United Church of Christ, where she served as church secretary a Sunday school teacher; she also served on the Fidelis Circle the funeral luncheon committee, and also participated in coffee cake baking. In her spare time, she enjoyed collecting penguins, listening to music and book keeping. Joyce will always be remembered as a huge Cleveland Indians fan, she rarely missed a game, either on the radio or TV. She always liked being in the company of others and loved spending time with her family and friends.

Joyce is survived by her sons, Tim (Anita) and Mark (Deana) Claubaugh both of Sandusky; daughter, Polly Harder of Sandusky; 13 grandchildren, Melissa, Kirstyn, Jason, Ashley, Amanda, Bruce, Wendy, Bill, Bob, Rachel, Bryan, Tim and Leah; 21 great-grandchildren; cousins, Janice Farah, Lois Jean Gassan, Diane Brunner and Dennis Detlef and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

In addition to her parents, Joyce is preceded in death by husband, Thomas Claubaugh on April 5, 1993.

Friends may call on Thursday August 14, 2014, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Groff Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1607 E Perkins Ave, Sandusky. Friends may also call on Friday August 15, 2014 from 10:00 am until the time of funeral services at 11:00 am at Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 334 Columbus Ave., Sandusky with Rev. John Bok and Rev. Edgar Shelly presiding. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery, Sandusky, OH.

Those wishing to contribute to Joyce's memory may do so to Emmanuel United Church of Christ 334 Columbus Ave. Sandusky, OH 44870 or to Stein Hospice Services 1200 Sycamore Line Sandusky, OH 44870.

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