Joyce I. Beers

William Snyder Funeral Home

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | July 25, 2017

Joyce I. Beers, 77, of Rillton, died Saturday July 22, 2017. She was born August 4, 1939 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Wilbert W. and Gladys V. Dingman. She was a graduate of Hampton High School Class of 1957 then worked for the Department of the Navy in Washington, D.C. where she met her husband of 59 years Harold J. Beers. In addition to her husband she is survived by her children Wendy A. (David W.) Henderson of Greensburg, Renia J. Peddicord (Paul O’Brien) of Irwin, and David R. (Gretchen L.) Beers of Rillton; her grandchildren Jennifer N. (Emily Pittman) Peddicord, Juliana E. Henderson, Nicholas H. Beers, and Alexandra D. Beers; her great grandchildren Tanner, Noah, Jake, and Grace; siblings David (Norma) Dingman of Gibsonia, Edward Dingman of Pittsburgh, William (Kim) Miller of Nettie, WV, and Kathryne (John) Docherty of Allison Park as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her grandson Joshua H. Henderson. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday July 31 at the William Snyder Funeral Home Inc., 521 Main Street, Irwin, 724-863-200, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday with Rev. Ray Lyon, officiating. Entombment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers a contribution can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital @ For online condolences visit

Originally published July 25, 2017.

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