Joy P. Belcher went home to be with her Lord on December 25, 2020. She was born on February 24, 1928 in Elmhurst, Illinois to Noble and Pearl (Handle) Price. A graduate of Illinois State Normal University in 1950, she taught Chemistry and Mathematics for two years before working for the E.I. DuPont de Nemours Company as a chemist at the Indiana Ordinance Works, Charlestown, Indiana. While employed there, she met and married James R. Belcher of Roda, Virginia. Joy was a faithful member of Perry Christian Church, Canton, Ohio.
She is survived by daughter Carol Ann (Jack) Eschliman; son Paul Milburn (Linda) Belcher; grandchildren Daniel Ryan Eschliman, Sarah Faye (Garrett) Swearingen, Benjamin James (Kary) Belcher, Hannah Joy Belcher, Erin Elizabeth Belcher, Emma Grace Belcher, and Leah Faith Belcher; great-grandchildren Aurora Pearl Swearingen, Fielder Warren Swearingen, and Leila Belcher.
Private Graveside Service will be held at Sunset Hill Memory Gardens.
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