Joyce E. Coleman Grostephan, age 83, 1631 Zane Whitson Drive, Erwin passed away Friday, September 4, 2015 in the Governor's Bend Assisted Living. S he was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County. Mrs. Grostephan retired in 1990 from the Unicoi County Board of Education where she was employed as a teacher. She was a member of the Unicoi United Methodist Church where she had served as a Sunday school teacher, a member of the choir, administrative council member and United Methodist Women. Mrs. Grostephan had received a certificate recognizing the commitment she made to Holston United Methodist Home for Children Heritage Society. She was preceded in death by her husband, Reverend Joseph H. Grostephan in 1997; her mother, Vena Coleman and her Aunt Edith Hollifield.
Mrs. Grostephan is survived by a step-daughter, Carol Anderson and husband, Ted of Bloomington, MN; step-grandson, Chris Anderson; step-granddaughters: Jessica Anderson Schwartz and Michelle Anderson Frein; several cousins also survive.
The family will receive friends Monday, September 7, 2015 from 1:00 P. M. until the hour of service at the Unicoi United Methodist Church. Reverend Steve Martin and Reverend Roger Mathess will officiate the 2:30 P. M. funeral service. Music will be provided by the church choir and Martha Pinner. Honorary pallbearers will be the Willing Workers Sunday School Class of the Church. The men of Unicoi United Methodist Church will serve as active pallbearers. Interment will follow in Jones Cemetery, Unicoi.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Unicoi United Methodist Church, 704 Virginia Street, Unicoi, TN 37692.
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Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, is privileged to serve the Grostephan Family (423) 743-1380.