The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


February 28, 2014

Joyce Irene Backhoff

NOBLESVILLE, IND. — BACKHOFF – Joyce Irene, 71, Noblesville, Ind., passed away Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at Community Hospital North, Indianapolis, Ind. Born Jan. 25, 1943, to Cletus and Marjorie (Nolan) Ritchey, Johnstown. She was the matriarch of her family and very much loved her family, and enjoyed taking care of her grandkids. Survived by husband, Tom Backhoff; son, William (Kathy) Backhoff; daughter, Marianne Fox; son, Tommy (Katy) Backhoff Jr.; grandchildren, Mckenzie Miles, Jeremy Davidson II, Liam Backhoff and Asha Backhoff; and sisters, Carol (Ray) Reed, Patsy (Albert) Pudliner, Sylvia Cobaugh and Linda (Larry) Sullivan. Service was Feb. 19 at Randall & Roberts Fishers Mortuary, Fishers, Ind.

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