Joyce Mae (Daughenbaugh) Mekus

Joyce Mae (Daughenbaugh) Mekus, 87, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Memphis, Tennessee.

She was born in Tiffin, to Malcolm and Kathryn Daughenbaugh, and was the oldest of three children.

She is survived by four children, Kim Mekus of Southaven, Mississippi, Joe (Wendi) Mekus of Ft. Pierce, Florida, Cindy (Daniel) Vanelli of Germantown, Tennessee and Mike (Patty) Mekus of Vicksburg, Mississippi; eight grandchildren, Amber, Allan and Joey Mekus all of Bloomington, Illinois, Anthony, David and Christina Vanelli of Germantown, Tennessee, and Victoria and Nick Mekus of Vicksburg, Mississippi; four great-grandchildren, Nathan, Latrice and JJ, all of Bloomington, Illinois, and Olive of Germantown, Tennessee; a brother, Richard (Penny) Daughenbaugh of McCutchenville; a sister-in-law, Shirley (Larry) Adcock of Defiance; a brother-in-law, Jerry (Judy) Mekus of Sherwood; 10 nieces and nephews; and her loving dog, Pepie.

She is preceded in death by both parents; spouse, Victor F. Mekus Jr.; and a brother, Robert Daughenbaugh.

Joyce was very active up until the very end. She enjoyed walking, gardening, sewing, working puzzles and coloring.

Services will begin at 11 a.m. today, Aug. 21, 2018, in the chapel at Riverview Memory Gardens, 29231 CR 424, Defiance, OH 43512.

She will be laid to rest today in the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to Guardian Angels Pet Rescue.

Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery has assisted Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance, with her arrangements.

Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery, 5668 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN 38119 (901) 767-8930. “Celebrating Life … Behind the Stone Wall.”