Eleanor Joyce (Jamison) Hustey

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January 26, 1932 ~ May 13, 2021

Born in: Greenville, PA
Resided in: Lawrenceville, GA

Eleanor Joyce Jamison Hustey, Joyce Hustey, a longtime resident of Greenville, Pennsylvania, age 89, passed away peacefully on May 13, 2021, of natural causes. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Greenville.

Joyce was born January 26, 1932, in Greenville and was raised on her family farm in Jamestown, Pennsylvania. Joyce was educated in Jamestown and attended Jamestown High School. She received her undergraduate degree from Carnegie Technical School, now Carnegie Mellon University, and received her master’s degree from Pennsylvania State University.

Joyce is survived by her sister, Mary Helen Jamison Valesky; brother and wife, John Clark and Gail Jamison; son, John Jamison Hustey (Jamie) and former wife Kelda Kenessey; grandchildren, Sarah Grace Hustey and William Jamison Hustey; nephews, nieces, cousins and her many friends. All of whom she loved and touched deeply. Joyce is preceded in death by her parents, Donald Dickey and Sara Moreland Jamison.

Joyce was a county extension home economist, supporting Mercer and Beaver Counties, for over 30 years. She volunteered with many area organizations, including 4-H, The Salvation Army, Good Shepherd, and Greenville Area Public Library.

Joyce also loved to teach. She freely shared her knowledge of sewing, tatting, quilting, crocheting and most of all knitting. Her hands were rarely still. She taught young and old alike the art of knitting. She often knitted items for friends, family and neighbors. She enjoyed sharing the history and techniques of tatting, providing demonstrations for the Greenville Historical Society. She loved books, particularly reading mystery novels. She enjoyed travel and spending time with her many friends.

Arrangements are under the care of Wages & Sons Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, GA. Her wish was to be cremated, with final resting by her parents, in Park Lawn Cemetery. Her ashes will be scattered privately by family at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Greenville Area Public Library, 330 Main Street, Greenville, PA 16125, Phone: (724) 588-5490 or The Good Shepherd Center, 35 S. Water Street, Greenville, PA 16125, Phone: be (724) 866-1340.

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  1. Joyce Hustey and Rainy Linn were two of my best friends. I hope they are together again, enjoying the company and sharing stories. I miss them both so much!

  2. Joyce was a mentor in my Penn State Extension career. She knew how to make the good contacts to get a program started, and always supported work done by coworkers. Her jokes will be missed — and there were many! Her home was always open to us extension gals and we had lots of fun times. A great woman.
    Phyllis Wright
    Warren PA

  3. It was a great privilege to have Joyce as a mentor/co-worker, and dear friend as we worked together in the Mercer County extension office. She was a true professional who worked hard and made the job fun as well! Her expertise and leadership skills were a valuable asset to her co-workers in 10 counties when she served in the role as Northwest Region Program Leader for Family Living for several years. I will cherish the memories of all she taught me and the fun times we had together.

  4. I worked with Joyce for several years at the Penn State Cooperative Extension office in Mercer County, PA. She was an exceptional professional and leader, and an even better person. I will never forget her wonderful sense of humor, and the great times we shared.

    Barry Nelson

  5. You could have no greater privilege than to have Joyce as a mentor, but more importantly, a friend. She was a true professional and a credit to Cooperative Extension. Oh, the stories we could tell – and she could tell. I will always treasure the memories.

  6. As a young agent I could not have asked for a better office mate. She taught me how to navigate the world of Extension as well as not to take work life to serious. As they say, “A life well lived,” you will be missed.

    • Joyce was a wise educator who could always bring a smile to your face. She was down to earth in her advice and an inspiration for young educators. Her influence shows in these tributes. My deepest condolences to her family.

  7. Even though I worked with Extension in Indiana County, I always admired Joyce for her creativity and work ethic, her love of the job and people that she met. Her sense of humor made the Extension work fun and those of us around her more energized. And, she exhibited a youthfulness that lasted throughout her career. May she REST IN PEACE. And, to her son, may you know that your mother made a BIG difference in the lives of co-workers and Extension clients. She was a true ‘lady of class.’

  8. Joyce will live on in our hearts and minds as an exceptional lady. Jamie, I can still see her smile and the twinkle in her eye when she said your name or told stories of your children. Peace be with you.

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