Joyce Siefke

ALLIANCE- Joyce I. (Flugan) Siefke, age 80, of Alliance, passed away at 4:24 a.m., Sunday, May 18, 2014 at her home with her family by her side.

She was born Sept. 16, 1933, in Washingtonville, Ohio, to Thirl and Mae (Stouffer) Flugan and was a longtime resident of Alliance.

A graduate of David Anderson High School and the Hannah E Mullins School of Nursing, Joyce worked as an RN for Alliance Community Hospital for 39 years.

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, past president of the Catholic Women’s Club and a Rotarian. Joyce was also a member of the Stark County Board of Mental Health, a delegate to Buckeye Girls State, enjoyed shopping, her grandkids and loved the beach, specifically in Naples, Fla.

Survivors include her husband Hank Siefke, whom she married in June, 1955; sons Michael Siefke and Bradley (Sheri) Siefke, both of Alliance; daughter Michelle (LeWayne) Bryan of Logansport, Ind.; grandchildren Natalie (Cole) Deason, Benjamin (Erika) Siefke, Jacob Bryan, Zachariah Siefke, Evan Siefke and Tyler Siefke; and great-grandson Tristan Deason.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Joanne Muntean.

A memorial mass will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 22, 2014 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Matthew Mankowski officiating. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions can be made to Alliance Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice, 885 S. Sawburg Rd. Ste. 106, Alliance, OH 44601.

Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 S. Union Ave., Alliance, OH 44601. Friends may register online at


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