Link, Joy

Written by David Green.

Joy P. Link, 84, of Archbold, Ohio, died Oct. 21, 2011, at the CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center.

She was born Sept. 29, 1927, near Fayette, Ohio, the daughter of Joy and Joyce (Winzeler) Graf. She married Curtis L. Link on Dec. 26, 1948, and he preceded her in death March 5, 2011.

Joy was a lifelong resident of the Fayette and Archbold areas. She taught in the Archbold School System, and was a member of Archbold Evangelical Church.

Joy is survived by her children, Kathy Link and Craig (and Susan) Link, both of Pettisville, Ohio; Kevin (and Denise) Link of Fayette; and Kristi (and Tom) Warner of Archbold; a daughter-in-law, Jo Ellen Link of Howard; 10 grandchildren, Amy Herman, Jennifer Storrs, Kyle Link, Katie Myers, Joseph Link, Andrew Link, Claire Warner, Mack Warner, Joel Link and Cali Ahern; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Gene (and Marlene) Graf of Fayette; and two sisters, Mary Lou Buehrer of Fayette and Shirley (and Dave) Lersch of Archbold.

Besides her husband, Joy was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Curtis Brent Link; and a brother, Johnny Graf.

Memorial services were Oct. 24, at Archbold Evangelical Church with Pastor Jesse Kahler officiating. Interment was in West Franklin Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to FEC African Missions.

Short Funeral Home in Archbold handled the arrangements.

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