Joyce E. Benedict, 87, of Penn Yan passed away Thursday, July 5, 2018, at Geneva General Hospital.

A memorial service for Joyce will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 8 at Penn Yan United Methodist Church, 166 Main St., Penn Yan. An interment will occur at Lakeview Cemetery, Penn Yan.

Joyce was born Jan. 9, 1931 in Geneva to the late Ruth (Bagshaw) and Arthur Clarke.

Joyce is survived by a son, Timothy (Sharon Paulchel) Benedict, and daughter, Laurie (Samir) Haj; granddaughter, Brianne (Preston) Cook; grandsons Paul (Maygun) Butler, Patrick (Megen) Butler, and Zackery (Candace Shipman) Benedict, great-grandchildren Natalie Shipman, Clark Guerringer, Alexander Cook, Maxson Cook and Gracelyn Butler; brothers Jack (Karen) Clarke, James Clarke and David (Sylvia) Clarke.

In addition to her parents, Joyce was predeceased by her husband, Carlyle C. Benedict, and brother, Richard Clarke.

Contributions in Joyce’s memory may be made to Penn Yan United Methodist Church, 166 Main St., Penn Yan, N.Y. 14527.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.townsendwoodfuneralchapel.com for the Benedict family.