Evelyn Joyce Brallier, 83, of Centerville, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, at her home.
She was born on Oct. 18, 1937, in Hyndman, a daughter of the late Walter T. and Evelyn (Harclerode) Miller. On Feb. 17, 1955, in Hyndman, she married Joseph Brallier, who preceded her in death on Nov. 19, 2005.
She is survived by the following family: a daughter, Linda Wertz, and husband, Rex, of Centerville; a daughter, Teresa Hamm, of Bedford; a daughter, Pam Readd, and husband, John, of Cumberland, Md.; a son, Walter Brallier, and wife, Brook, of Centerville; a son, Danny Brallier, and wife, Mary, of Tyrone; and a daughter, Tammy Calhoun of Centerville; 16 grandchildren: Allen Wertz, Amanda Boden, Melanie, Sarah, Alex and Derek Ake; Dustin Brallier; Cody and Casey Karns; Michael, Melinda, Kaitlyn, Candy Jo, Joshua and Gabriella Brallier; and Trevor Calhoun; 18 great-grandchildren: Courtney, Makenzie and Tyler Boden; Rachel Neatrour; Olivia and Jacob Wertz; Jayzin and Kaidence Penrod; Kendi Allison; Davin, Joah, and Kai Hughes; Ennsley and Iris Karns; Pierce and Conway Brallier; and Porter Gordon; and she was especially proud that she became a great-great-grandmother to Jackson Matthai; three brothers: Douglas Miller and wife, Leanna; Craig Miller; and special brother, Rick Shives; and a brother-in-law, Sam Beegle.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Kelly Jo Brallier; a granddaughter, JoAnne Ake; a grandson, Tommy Karns; and a sister, Mary Catherine Beegle.
Joyce spent most of her life as a seamstress, making numerous prom dresses, and wedding gowns for family and friends. She retired from the Masonic Home in Elizabethtown as a CNA where she thoroughly enjoyed working with the Alzheimer’s patients. She enjoyed doing word search puzzles, watching all kinds of sports, going to casinos and taking bus trips. Joyce was of the protestant faith and was a member of the Bedford Valley Assembly of God Church. One of her greatest accomplishments was reading the entire Bible, once as a young girl, and again as an adult. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and sister, and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, at 12 p.m., at the Bedford Valley Assembly of God Church, with Pastor Ric Van Dine officiating. Burial at Providence Lutheran Cemetery. Friends will be received on Friday, from 11 a.m., until the hour of the service. Arrangements by the Timothy A. Berkebile Funeral Home in Bedford. Our online guestbook is available at www.berkebilefuneralhome.com.