Joyce L. (Murphy) Sargent

July 22, 1940 ~ January 11, 2021 (age 80)


Joyce L. Sargent, 80, of 12 Wabash Ave. Oil City, PA. , died at 9:32 A.M. Monday Jan. 11, 2020 at her home after an extended illness.

Born July 22, 1940 in Oil City, PA., she was the daughter of the late John E. & Annamae Hutchinson Murphy.

She was a graduate of Oil City High School.

On Nov. 1, 1958 she was married to Carl J. Sargent in the Bethel United Methodist Church and he survives. They were married for 62 years.

A homemaker, Joyce enjoyed dancing in her younger years and going out to eat with her husband .

She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two children

Robert L. Sargent of Oil City

Carl E. Sargent of Norfolk, VA

and a son-in-law

Mark Rupp of Oil City

5 grandchildren

Bryan Sargent, Shawna Sargent, Adam Rupp, Heather Rupp and Anthony Sargent and 10 Great Grandchildren

She was preceded in death by her daughter Lori Rupp and brothers John, William, Richard and James Murphy and a sister Mary Catherine Murphy.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and from 7-9 P.M. Tuesday Jan. 19 in the Reinsel Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday Jan. 20th at 11:00 A.M.in the Bethel United Methodist Church with Rev. Julie Kolacz, presiding.

Interment will be in Heckathorn Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to VNA Hospice Foundation.

The family would like to thank caregivers Lisa, Lena, Shawna and Brooke.

Condolences may be sent at www.reinselfuneralhome.com

Visitors are asked to wear a facemask and follow safety protocol



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January 19, 2021

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Reinsel Funeral Home & Crematory
116 Bissell Ave.
Oil City, PA 16301

January 19, 2021

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Reinsel Funeral Home & Crematory
116 Bissell Ave.
Oil City, PA 16301

Funeral Service
January 20, 2021

11:00 AM
Bethel United Methodist Church
486 Colbert Avenue
Oil City, pa 16301

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