Joyce Lynne Nagella, 73 years of age, passed away on Friday November 29, 2019 at her residence. Joyce was born in Akron, Ohio on October 9, 1946, the daughter of the late Melvin and Violet House. A homemaker and lifetime Portage County area resident, Joyce had been a longtime volunteer at the Portage County Clothing Center, and for 7 years as a volunteer at Kevin Coleman Mental Health Center. Family and friends will remember Joyce for her cooking and baking , as well as her love of sewing and gardening. A lady with many creative skills, her desire to help others will never be forgotten. On March 17, 1966, she married her devoted husband Anthony P. “Tony” Nagella who survives at their home along with her cherished fur babies Bella and Mittens. She is also survived by her beloved children Janice Marie Durr of Columbus, Ohio, Carmella Ann (Nicole) Nagella of North Olmsted, Mike Nagella of Missouri; her dear siblings Larry (Paulette) House of Hudson, Karyn House of Mogadore, Patricia House of Chicago, Roberta (Charles) Elliot of Alliance and Jeanette (Robert) Crabtree of Arizona; her loving grandchildren Alex and Katie Durr; and her special caring friends Dave and Missy Harmon and Candy Pollard. Joyce was preceded in death by her son Marty Nagella, brother Howard Whitacre, niece Nikki Linger and fur baby Oliver Wendell. Calling hours will be Monday December 2, 2019 at the Green Family Funeral Home & Crematory Service, 4668 Pioneer Trail at the corner of St. Rt. 44, Mantua, Ohio 44255 from 6:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M. where in keeping with her wishes a brief final reflection will be said at 7:00 P.M. Cremation will follow. It was her desire that in lieu of flowers, those who wanted to please make a donation to the Portage County APL.
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