Joyce A. Staines

(Albion)  Joyce A. Staines age 92 died August 17, 2019 surrounded by her loving family.  She was born January 30, 1927 in the Town of Ridgeway, a daughter of the late Ralph and Fanny (Putnam) Axtell and had lived in this area all of her life.

Joyce graduated from Lyndonville High School.  She was a very active member of the Albion Free Methodist church where she served over 50 years as the treasurer as well as volunteering as a Sunday School Teacher and Bible Study.  She was a member of the Home Demo Group (Home Bureau) of the Cornell Cooperative Extension and was a 4H Leader for many years.  Joyce loved traveling and seeing the world; she visitied all 50 states, and traveled to Russia with her daughter Cheryl to bring Hannah home from an orphanage.

 In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her 1st husband Paul L. Staines; daughter Cheryl Staines; brothers and sisters Harold Axtell, Marion Plumber, Arnold Axtell, Helen Rutherford, Marjorie Canham, Gerald Axtell, Ralph Axtell.  She is survived by her 2nd husband Charles; children Greg (Sherrie) Staines of Albion, Pamela (Michael) Merrill of Hilton, Dr. Brenda (David) Bierdeman of Albion; 12 grandchildren Matt, Tim, Katie, Josh, Mary, Chad, Lisa, Jory, Hannah, Quinn, Nathaniel, Cade; several great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends at the Albion Free Methodist Church, 25 S. Platt St. Albion NY 14411 on Friday August 23rd 5:00pm-7:00pm where her Funeral Service will follow at 7:00pm.  Burial will be in Mt. Albion Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church or Hospice of Orleans, P.O. Box 489, Albion NY 14411.