Joyce E. Lemmer

August 11, 1934 ~ July 19, 2020 (age 85)


Ceres- Joyce E. Lemmer of 233 Main Street, Ceres, passed away Sunday (July 19, 2020) at the Olean General Hospital.

Born August 11, 1934 in Olean, she was the daughter of Royal Clifford and Mary Madolyn Harmon Monroe. On February 24, 1952 in Bolivar, she married James Lemmer, who predeceased her on March 31, 1990.

Joyce was a graduate of Portville Central School.  She worked at the former, Bradner’s Department Store, Montgomery Ward, Park and Shop in Portville, and as a home health aide. In her younger years, she was an avid bowler and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles.

Surviving are; one daughter, Becky Pemberton of Oswego; one daughter-in-law, Terry Lemmer of Henrietta; three grandchildren, Scott (Liz) Lemmer, Kimberley (Peter) Blankenburg, and Shannon (Darin) Ledwith; three great-grandchildren, Trey Lemmer, Gia Lemmer, and Bella Ledwith; four siblings, Donald Monroe, Richard Monroe, Evelyn Montalbo,  and Robert Monroe; several nieces and nephews, including her special nieces, whom she considered like daughters, Sara Shields and Angela (Judd) Wright.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by; one son, Terry Lemmer; one daughter, Sherry Lynn Lemmer; one son-in-law, Mark Pemberton; and three siblings, Royal Monroe, Dee Nichols, Samuel Monroe.

Friends will be received at the Guenther Funeral Home, Inc., 1303 E. State Street, Olean on Wednesday from 4-6pm.  A graveside service will be held at 11am on Thursday (July 23, 2020) at St. Bonaventure Cemetery, Allegany.

Memorials if desired may be made to: Friends of the Pines, 9822 Route 16, PO Box 310, Machias, NY 14101;  American Heart Association, 5488 Sheridan Dr., #300, Williamsville, NY 14221, or the American Lung Association, 2564 Walden Ave., #101, Buffalo, NY 14225.

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July 22, 2020

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Guenther Funeral Home, Inc.
1303 East State Street
Olean, NY 14760

Graveside Service
July 23, 2020

11:00 AM
St. Bonaventure Cemetery
E. Main St, Rte 417 West
Allegany, NY 14706

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