Mrs. Joyce Elaine Archer, 70, of Frederick, passed away peacefully at home on August 10, 2021. She was the loving wife of John H. Archer, her husband of 19 years.
Born March 8, 1951 in Dayton, Ohio, Joyce was the daughter of Monroe J. Shearer II of Robertsdale, PA and the late Thelma Shearer. Joyce earned her Bachelor of Arts in History from Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts, and taught computer science to grades K-12 at New Life Christian School. Her passions were birds and flower gardening, as well as her grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and her father, Mrs. Archer is survived by six children, Laura, Paul, Maren, Joshua, Philip, and Candace and siblings Monroe III, Edith, Denise, George, Julie and Kay. She has 18 grandchildren, whom she adored, and nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles without number.
Visitation will take place on Friday, August 13th from 6:30 – 8:30 PM at the Resthaven Funeral Home & Community Center, 9501 Catoctin Mountain Hwy. in Frederick, where a funeral service will begin at 9:00 AM on Saturday, August 14th. Interment will follow in Resthaven Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hagerstown Area Pregnancy Center (301-739-8717 / hapcfriends.org).
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