BLUFFTON — Joyce Ann Risser, 81, passed away June 28, 2018 at Lima Memorial Health System. Joyce was born March 19, 1937 in Lima to the late Jesse and Lucille (Fetter) Augsburger. On June 29, 1956 she married Dale Risser who preceded her in death on March 24, 2014.

Joyce was a graduate of Lafayette High School. She was a homemaker, had previously worked at Triplett Corporation in Bluffton and attended the County Line Church of the Brethren near Ada. She enjoyed helping her husband on the farm, flowers, gardening, canning, baking and playing games with her grandchildren.

Survivors include two sons, Van (Tammy) Risser of Bluffton, Jay (Tracy) Risser of Lafayette; a daughter, Beth (Kevin) Sommers of Harrod; six grandchildren, Vanessa (Lee) Irving, Grant Risser, Dustin (Teresa) Risser, Ashli (Brent) Gatchell, Aaron Sommers, Megan Sommers; three step-grandchildren, Chris Clements, Jessica Wright, Nick Robinson; a great-granddaughter, Petra Victoria Risser; five step-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Eloise Hadsell of Lima.

Joyce was preceded in death by a brother, Darrell Augsburger.

Graveside Services will be held Monday, July 2, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery in Lima, Pastor Chris Ewing officiating. Visitation will be Monday at the cemetery from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Putnam County Hospice.

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Arrangements are under the direction of Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.