Joyce Ann Ritenour, a resident since 1980 of Coolspring Township (Mercer), passed away at 1:50 p.m. Monday, May 6, 2013, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, after a two-year illness. She was 79.
Ms. Ritenour was born May 4, 1934, in Pine Township to Esley S. and Nora Elizabeth Buchanan Bollinger.
Joyce was a graduate of Grove City High School, class of 1954.
She retired in 1980 from Kennametal Corp. of Slippery Rock, where she was an inspector for 20 years.
Joyce was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Grove City.
She was a creative writer and had written more than six novels throughout her life. Joyce enjoyed gardening and photography.
Surviving are two sons, Randall T. Ritenour, Mercer; and Daniel “Dan” C. Ritenour and his wife Melanie, Grove City; a sister, Elizabeth “Betty” Brumbaugh, Greer, S.C.; four grandchildren, Jason A. Ritenour, Caleb J. Ritenour, Ethan J. Ritenour and Adasia A. Ritenour; and a great-grandson, Gage Ritenour.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Joseph Esley Ritenour; two sisters, Dorothy Dennis and Helen Porter; and five brothers, William “Flip” Bollinger, Gilbert Bollinger, Edward Bollinger, John “Jack” Bollinger and Robert “Bob” Bollinger.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 840 Southwestern Run Road, Youngstown, OH 44514.
Joyce Ann, 79, Coolspring Township.
Calling hours: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday (5-9-13) in CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME Inc., 306 Bessemer Ave., Grove City.
Service: Memorial service at 10:30 a.m. Friday (5-10-13) in the funeral home with the Rev. Howard A. Greenfield, senior pastor of Grace United Methodist Church, Grove City, officiating.
Interment: Prairie Cemetery, Harrisville.