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Joyce Louise Brubaker

Joyce Louise (Eikenbery) Brubaker, daughter of Carlton Brower and Ellen Elizabeth (Shoup) Eikenbery, was born October 31, 1932 in Preble County, OH where she lived her entire life. She departed this life April 8, 2020 at the age of 87 years, 5 months and 8 days. Her health declined rapidly after a stroke on February 29, 2020. Mother’s remaining days were at the hospital and Vancrest Nursing Home. The COVID-19 virus restricted visiting her. It was not the cause of her death. Joyce was chosen by J. Junior Brubaker the son of Ezra and Orpha (Garber) Brubaker as his life companion. They were married December 3, 1950 at her home. They were blessed with 7 children, 18 grandchildren, and 71 great grandchildren. Together, three weeks before their wedding, they were baptized November 12, 1950 into the Old German Baptist Brethren Church in the Upper Twin District. Together they faithfully served the church in various responsibilities. They were called to the deacon’s office on November 5, 1964; in 1972 they became Lower Twin members when the district line was changed; in 1978 Annual Meeting was held on their farm. Daddy and Mother were anointed November 14, 2018. Their first home was near Campbellstown, OH, then they moved to their own farm on Camden Rd. near Eaton in 1963. Later they made a home on Consolidated Rd. and retired from faming to a home on State Route 732. Mother missed her care giver when he made his change to eternity November 30, 2019. She stayed in her home with the help and love of care givers and family. In her lifetime Mother enjoyed sewing many things for her family and for others. She made many quilts and comforts for children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and others. For 11 years she was a teacher at New Haven School. Her weaving and handcrafted gifts will be treasured memories. She will be missed by her 6 children: Nancy Lee and Roger Brubaker, Michael and Sue Ann Brubaker, John and Sharon Brubaker, Mark and Ann Brubaker, Kathleen and Richard Brunk, Steven and Brenda Brubaker; 18 grandchildren and companions; and 68 great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were: her loving faithful companion; a 2-day old infant son Arlen David; 3 great grandchildren; parents and in-laws; 1 sister Joan Fultz and 1 brother-in-law Gene Fultz; 2 sisters-in-laws Lola and Lowell Fisher and Glenna Mae and Virgil Miller; 1 brother-in-law Donald and Alice Brubaker. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a private graveside service will be held at the Lower Twin Old German Baptist Brethren Church, Quaker Trace Road, Camden, OH. Girton Schmidt & Boucher Gard Funeral Home, Eaton, OH is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences and other remembrances may be sent to the family by visiting www.gsbfuneralhome.com.

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A candle was lit in memory of Joyce Brubaker

Jean Dawson Apr 10 2020 12:00 AM

Nancy, Sending our condolences and prayers to you and yours in the passing of your Mother. Buster and Janet (Crowell) Eby

Janet Crowell Eby Apr 10 2020 12:00 AM