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Joyce (Sloan) Emerson

October 8, 1937 ~ December 1, 2020 (age 83)


            Joyce (Sloan) Emerson, 83, of Dillsboro passed away in caring and loving hands at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Florence, Kentucky on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. She was born to the late Lewis P. Sloan and Elsie (Klein) Sloan on Friday, October 8, 1937. Joyce was an extraordinary woman who was dearly loved by her family and all those around her. She had a special way of making everyone feel loved. In fact, many people would even call her “mom” or “granny”, although they were not related. In her free time, Joyce was an avid gardener and loved to bake and cook. She was an extremely hard worker. She was a cosmetologist and worked for the Hamilton County Juvenile Corrections. As a woman of faith, she loved God and all his creation. She had a special place in her heart for both animals and nature. Joyce was a member of Church on Fire in Harrison, Ohio.

            Joyce is survived by daughters Lauri Bischoff (Rodney) of Moores Hill and Jennifer Umberg of Cincinnati; sister Sylvia Hart; grandchildren Morgan Bischoff, Dustin Bischoff, Jacob Umberg, Tyler Umberg, Mark Owen, and Nicholas Owen. She is preceded in death by her parents Lewis and Elsie Sloan; and daughter Amy Jo (Owen) Ziegler.

            At this time, we do not have any services planned due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The family plans to have a celebration of Joyce’s life in the spring. Memorials may be given in honor of Joyce to P.A.W.S of Dearborn County Humane Center or the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in memory of Amy Joe her daughter. Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements, Box 146 Dillsboro, Indiana 47018. Please reach out through our website at to leave an online condolence message or a memory of Joyce for the family.

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