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Joyce Edsell Fassett

April 16, 1948 — October 2, 2021

Mrs. Joyce Edsell Fassett, age 73, of Laceyville, PA, passed away early Saturday morning, October 2, 2021, at the Guthrie Troy Community Hospital.


          Joyce was born on April 16, 1948, in Sayre, PA, a daughter of the late Andrew Bryce and Estella Gertrude Moore Edsell. She graduated from the Northeast Bradford High School a member of the class of 1965. After graduation she went to work at the Agway in Nichols, NY, and then IBM in Owego.


          In 1968 she moved and made her home in Laceyville, PA. She met Charles Robert Fassett in 1977 and they have been together ever since. They made it official and were married on April 24, 1993. In her later years she worked in the bakery at Weis Market in Tunkhannock, PA, until her retirement.


          She was a member of the former West Auburn Baptist Church.


          She enjoyed baking and tending to her flowers in her gardens. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.




          Charles R. “Chuck” Fassett                                        at home


          Six Children:

          Wayne Force                                                                Laceyville, PA

          Daniel & Kelly Force                                                  Laceyville, PA

          Julie Force                                                                    Laceyville, PA

          Anthony “Tony” Force                                               Laceyville, PA

          Calvin Fassett & Elise Ingham                                   Lawton, PA

          Dawn & Brian Hartford                                              Canton, PA


          Three step children:

          Debbie Force                                                                Laceyville, PA

          Tina Weaver                                                                 Philadelphia, PA

          Scott Fassett                                                                 Scranton, PA


          Three grandchildren who she raised as her own:

          John & Tara Weaver                                                   Picture Rocks, PA

          James Weaver                                                              Laceyville, PA

          Crystal Weaver & Nicole Ruhf                                  Laceyville, PA



          Zack & Melanie Force

          Clayton Force & Lisa Wright

          Brooke Force

          Winnie Crawford & Mitch Bly

          Hilda Force

          Tyler Force

          Stephanie Shoemaker

          Tonia Morden

          Lynn Morden

          Travis Fassett

          Josh Fassett

          Amanda Fassett

          Franchesca Fassett

          Larissa Casselbury

          Cory Brower

          Austin Fassett

          Keiana Fassett

          Penny Saltsman

          Kylie Saltsman

          Skylar Hartford


          Three brothers:  

          Preston & Naomi Edsell                                             Troy, PA

          Gary & Eileen Edsell                                                  Elysburg, PA

          Greg & Marie Wood                                                   Rome, PA


          Three sisters:

          Carol & Brian Canfield                                               East Smithfield, PA

          Beverly & Earl Packard                                              Hornell, NY

          Debbie & Michael Bolton                                          Potterville, PA


          Three brothers-in-law:

          Clifford Fassett                                                            Rushville, PA

          David Fassett                                                               Laceyville, PA

          Richard & Ruth Fassett                                               Terrytown, PA


          Two sisters-in-law:

          Mary & Bill Walters                                                    Towanda, PA

          Iva Fassett                                                                    Saxton, PA


          She’s also survived by several great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.


          Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her step mother, Marletta Smith Wood Edsell and a step son, Charles Robert Fassett Jr.   


           Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday evening, October 6, 2021, at 6:00 PM at the Homer Funeral Home, 83 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA, with the Rev. Timothy Barnett officiating.


          Friends and family may call on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, at the Homer Funeral Home, 83 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA, from 4:00 PM until the start of the service at 6:00 PM.


          Memorial Contributions may be sent to the North Orwell Union Church, 53 Roughts Hollow Lane, Rome, PA 18837; or to the New Hope Ministries, 1575 State Route 367, Laceyville, PA 18623.


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