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Joie L. Sheffield

May 17, 1914 November 6, 2011
Joie L. Sheffield
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Joie L. Sheffield, 97, of Allentown, passed away at Lehigh Valley Hospital, November 6, 2011, surrounded by the love of her immediate family. Joie was born in Eskdale, West Virginia May 17, 1914 and graduated from Marshall University with a BA degree. After graduation, she taught school in West Virginia. Subsequently, she moved to Beckley West Virginia and together with her husband, William H. Sheffield, they owned and operated a variety of businesses including a hotel, apartments and Hertz car rental agency. In addition to being an educator and business woman, Joie was a very compassionate and caring person who had many friends. In 1998, she moved to Allentown to be near her son and daughter in law. She was a member of Asbury UMC. She was a lifetime member of the Quota Club and an active volunteer in the community. Survivors: Son, David and wife Nancy of Allentown; granddaughter, Joie and husband Robert, Atlanta Georgia; and grandson Dustin, Forth Worth, Texas. Services: Memorial Service 10 a.m. Saturday, November 26, 2011 at Asbury United Methodist Church, 1533 Springhouse Road, Allentown, Pa. Calling period and reception at the church will follow the service. Contributions: YMCA, 121 E Main St., Beckley, W. VA; or to the Salvation Army, 144 N 8th St, Allentown, PA.

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