Obituary for Arlene Joyce Schoonover of Southern Pines

Arlene Joyce Schoonover, 89, of Southern Pines, passed away peacefully on April 5, 2023, at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst.

She was born on November 10, 1933, in Fosterdale, New York, she was preceded in death by her parents Harry Starck and Arlene McCoach Starck and her beloved husband of 58 years Roger E. Schoonover.

Joyce is survived by her son Todd and his wife Jeanette of Carthage; brother Paul and his wife Keisha of Pinehurst; her niece; nephews and her precious baby doll Nancy Lee.  

She lived a simple life and mostly enjoyed reading, watching game shows and was a collector of dolls and collectables.  Joyce always wanted to be a wife and mother and was content in fulfillment of both roles.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, April 10, 2023, at 6:00 PM at Boles Funeral Home, 425 W. Pennsylvania Avenue, Southern Pines, NC 28387.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to FirstHealth Hospice House, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374.

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Services are entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines.

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