R. Joy Tarbert

R. Joy Tarbert, 81, of Bucyrus, died Sunday, May 11, 2014, at Altercare of Bucyrus, where she had resided.

She was born May 1, 1933, in Zanesville, to Ray and Elizabeth “Betty” (Morris) Myer.

She married Bill Tarbert, and he preceded her in death in 1997.

She is survived by three children, Penny Tarbert of Bucyrus, Steve (Brendan) Tarbert of Tiffin and Mike Tarbert of Bucyrus; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter-in-law, Kay Tarbert.

Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at Wise Funeral Service, Bucyrus. An Eastern Star service will begin at 5:45 p.m.

Her funeral will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Don L. Neumann officiating.

Memorials to the Humane Society serving Crawford County are encouraged in lieu of flowers.