Joyce L. Krebs, age 79, of Renfrew, Forward Twp., passed away on Tuesday afternoon, May 2, 2023 at UPMC Passavant Hospital surrounded by her children, daughters-in-law, grandchildren and great granddaughter, sisters, niece and nephew.
Born in Butler, PA on April 16, 1944, she was the daughter of the late William and Doris Raley Baker.
Joyce had been a secretary for Marburger Dairy and also worked at Gumpto’s Greenhouse.
She was a member of Crestview Presbyterian Church in Callery and sang in the choir there.
Joyce lived a very full life and was always up for a good time of laughter and food with friends and family. She was known for her love of flowers and gardening, loved to sing and especially enjoyed Elvis Presley’s music.
She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother and decorated her home with all of their pictures. She also enjoyed ritual Saturday mornings at the coffee shop with her daughter, Beth, sisters, Carol and Janice and niece Linnea and Thursday outings with her daughter-in-law, Debbie. Her son Brian and his family would call and make visits from NC as often as possible, especially for holidays. Joyce was known to be vibrant, sometimes even fiery and over all just full of life and laughter. Her smile and laugh will especially be missed.
Besides her father and mother, Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, Don Krebs, her ex-husband, Frank Makray, her brother, Larry Baker and her nephew, Ryan Bailey.
Surviving are her son, Frank Makray (Debbie) of Zelienople, her daughter, Beth Born of Butler, her son, Brian Makray (India) of Lexington, NC, seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren, her sisters, Janice and Carol Baker, both of Evans City, and many other family and friends.
Friends will be received at the Crestview Community Presbyterian Church, 210 Kline Ave. Callery, PA 16024 on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM. Services will follow at 11:00 AM at the church. Burial will be in Brownsdale Cemetery, Penn Twp., PA. Memorials may be made to Crestview Community Church. Arrangements are under the direction of the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.