Joyce T. Sroufe

In Memorial

Mrs. Joyce T Sroufe, born on March 9, 1937, to the late J. Harold and T. Variah Cobbs Thomas, transitioned peacefully from this life on October 19, 2022, at the age of 85. As a formal English teacher with Columbus City Schools, she taught countless students during her long career. Teaching was her life’s mission. She was a passionate reader with a particular fondness for classical literature. She also loved to travel, cook and sew.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Ronald G. Sroufe; and sibling, James Harrison Thomas. She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Richard (Pegi) Thomas; brother and sister-in-law, Gordon (Frances) Sroufe; and nephews, Randall Thomas, Theodore Thomas, and Shayne Thomas.

Graveside Service 12:00 noon Thursday, November 3, 2022 at Maplewood Cemetery in Ripley, Ohio. Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. To read the complete obituary, order flowers, view video tribute and offer condolences to The SROFE Family, visit

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  1. Joyce fought long and hard. God saw her fight and called her home. Take your rest Joyce, you are now with your beloved Ron.

  2. Gelsilica Walker

    Deepest condolence o the Sroufe family.

  3. Aunt Joyce had a big laugh like her dear friend my mother Jackie. I can hear her and mom laughing together which they both deserve. They were best friends who married brothers. That’s the origin of my family.

  4. Mrs. Sroufe was my 5th grade teacher at Milo many years ago. She was young and beautiful but what I remember most are all the difficult vocabulary words she made us learn everyday. They came in real handy as I grew up. I will always be grateful.
    My condolences to the family.

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