Joyce Marion Kellaway, of Olyphant, passed away Monday April 29, 2019 at Allied Skilled nursing and Rehab Center, Scranton.
Born and raised in South Scranton, she was the daughter of Russell and Mabel Ratzel Kellaway. She also had been a resident of Dalton for many years.
A graduate of Scranton Central High School and Our Lady of Victory Infant Home, Lackawanna NY She was a CCT in OB and Pediatrics.
Over the years she was employed at Hodin’s Giant Market, IGA, St. Joseph’s Center, Private School for Special Needs Children and JCC Daycare. Her whole life was dedicated to children. She did private daily child care for many families in and out of the area. In Later years she was employed in Quality control at Specialty Records and Wea Manufacturing.
Her many activities included past member Beta Sigma Phi, Past President Dalton Pre School Mothers, member Dalton Little League Co-Founder, Dalton Teener League, Dalton Fire Company Auxiliary, Dalton United Methodist Church where she organized many children’s holiday programs, past member St. Paul’s United Methodist Church and Dalton United Methodist Choirs, Sweet Adeline’s and Lackawanna Trail Minstrel Group, Chairman of Specialty Records/ WEA Link Committee, Work place presence, Affiliated with United Way, Blind Association NEPA volunteer and past Treasurer Lackawanna Council of the Blind, volunteer for Elderly and Disabled.
What gave her great pleasure and satisfaction was helping others by just being there for them.
Her hobby was photography and she loved making collages that she knew would make friends happy to remember many good times and memories.
Surviving are many special friends she considered adopted family.
The funeral will be Monday May 20, 2019 at 6:30pm in the Corey Brian Strauch Services, LLC, funeral home location, 602 Birch Street, Scranton, PA 18505. Interment will be Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 10:30am in Abington Hills Cemetery.
Friends may call Monday, May 20, 2019 from 4-6:30pm in the funeral home.
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