Joyce Elaine (Swanson) Landon, age 80, of North East, Pa., died Thursday, June 20, 2013, at St. Vincent Health Center in Erie, Pa., following a brief illness.
Joyce was born Jan. 16, 1933, in Jamestown, N.Y., the daughter of the late John E. Swanson and Irene (Tappan) Swanson Linford.
She attended school in Jamestown and Celoron, N.Y.
Joyce Elaine (Swanson) Landon
Joyce married Robert James Landon on July 6, 1949, in Falconer, N.Y., and together raised 12 children.
Survivors include her daughters, Susan (Michael) Byczynski of Dunkirk, N.Y., Diana (Rick) Thompson of North East, Pa., Elaine of North Carolina and Kathleen (Phil) Neil of Tennessee; her sons, Robert Sr., Paul (Sandy), and James of North East, Pa., Ron of Westfield, N.Y., Steve of Mayville, N.Y., and John of California; her sister, Carolyn Badgley of Falconer, N.Y.; her dearest friend, Marsha (Les) McClelland of Wattsburg, Pa.; and many nieces and nephews, especially her niece Kristine (Dan) Marasco of Falconer, N.Y.
She was the proud grandmother of many grandchildren and her many great-grandchildren.
Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Landon who died in 1978; and her two sons, Donald and Daniel Landon who passed in 2011.
A graveside service was held Monday, June 24 at 10:30 a.m. at the Union Cemetery in Westfield, N.Y.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions on behalf of Joyce may be made to the Mason Funeral Home, 37 Clinton Street, Westfield, N.Y. 14787.