Mary Joyce Lanpher

January 27, 1947 - July 16, 2018


Age 71, of Castile, passed away on July 16, 2018 at the Wyoming County Nursing Facility in Warsaw.

She was born January 27, 1947 in Franklin, Penn., daughter of the late Elmer and Marie MacElroy Bechtel. Joy was a graduate of the Elohim Bible Institute in Castile and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Castile. Joy?s grandchildren were the love of her life and she loved spending time with her family.

Along with her parents, Joy was predeceased by her son, Michael Lanpher, Jr., her stepmother, Doris Bechtel and siblings, Elmer ?Butch?, Bill, Ruth, Judy and Cindy.

Surviving are her husband, Michael Lanpher, whom she married on July 28, 1972; her son, Brian Lanpher of Gainesville; her grandchildren, Katie Ann and Sara Marie; her siblings, Tim (Mabel) Bechtel of Emlenton, Penn., James (Donna) Bechtel of Cranberry, Penn., Donna (Paul) Card of Emlenton, Penn., Betty (Leroy) Hurrelbrink of Emlenton, Penn., Janet Whitefleet of Eau Claire, Penn.; many nieces and nephews.

There are no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to Gideon?s International, PO Box 97251, Washington, DC 20090-7251 or Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, Elm & Carlton Sts., Buffalo, NY 14263. Arrangements are being completed by Robinson & Hackemer Funeral Home, Warsaw.

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Jul 11.19 from Lois Fladie:

Joy fought a great fight against cancer and had a good and courageous attitude.
Many prayers for you, Mike, and your family for comfort and peace in your loss.

Jul 11.19 from Nancy McDonald:

Mike, so sorry to hear of your wife’s passing.  she was always very kind and friendly.

Jul 11.19 from Linda Biondolillo:

We are so very sorry Mike and Brian and family to hear of Joy’s passing from this life.  She was a loving wife,Mom and Grandma.  May her soul rest in peace.  Tom and Linda Biondolillo

Jul 11.19 from Becky Taylor:

To the Lanpher family: I am sorry to hear of your loss of Mary. I will miss her conversations we had when I would deliver her mail and packages. Last year Mary had made me a wreath that I will cherish for years to come. May God give you the comfort all of you during this time.