L. Shoop, 48, of 1308 Red Lane, passed from this life to life eternal on
Thursday, January 17, 2013 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. She was
born on August 16, 1964 in Chardon, Ohio the daughter of Lou Ellen Carpenter
Cuccia of Northumberland, PA and the late Harold W. Lesher. She was also
predeceased by her stepfather, Lucas “Papa Luke” Cuccia.
was a Lewistown School of Nursing LPN graduate.
was an extraordinary and strong woman who impacted the lives of many. She
cared deeply for her husband and her family while being a devoted mother,
nurse and homemaker. Joyce endured numerous physical challenges throughout
her life, yet maintained a positive attitude and was an inspiration to all
who met her.
was a longtime member of Trinity United Methodist Church Danville PA and was
a member of the Danville Class of 1982. She was also involved with Danville
Challenger Baseball, a branch of Little League Baseball that serves special
loved entertaining and travel, especially to the beach. She enjoyed crafts,
playing iPad games and watching TV shows. She loved to attend auctions and
yard sales. Her greatest enjoyment in life was spending time with her family
and friends whom she adored.
is survived by her husband of 20 years, Brian E. Shoop whom she married July
11, 1992. She is survived by two daughters; Brenda L. Shoop and her partner
Julio Solorazno, and Samantha D. L. Shoop both of Danville and two sons; Jon
E. Shoop and Collin M. Shoop, both of Danville. She is also survived by
three grandchildren, Dylan J. Slusser, Isabella M. Shoop, and Angel L.G.
Rodas. Joyce is also survived by two brothers; Steven A. Lesher and his
wife Terri of Blanco, Texas and Bruce W. Lesher and his wife Suzanne of
Danville and one sister; Charlene F. Runkle of Turbotville PA. She is also
survived by many whom she took under her wing and who called her “Mom”.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Joyce’s Life on
Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 5:00 PM from Trinity United Methodist Church,
306 Lombard Avenue, Danville, PA 17821. The Reverend Ronald S. French will
be officiating. Friends will be received from 3:00 PM until 4:45 PM at the
church. Burial will be private in the Memorial Garden of the church. Family
will provide flowers. At Joyce’s request, memorial contributions may be made
to Danville Challenger Baseball 121 Indian Run Road, Danville, PA 17821.
Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc., 10 W.
Mahoning Street, Danville, PA 17821. www.visneski.com