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Joyce Terrette Dennis

Joyce B. Terrette Dennis “beloved mother and grandmother”

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa.---Joyce B. Terrette Dennis, 83, of Shinglehouse, passed away with her loving family by her side on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, after a long illness.

Born on Friday, May 14, 1937 in Olean, N.Y., she was a daughter of Leslie and Eva Van Curen Lowe. On September 3, 1955 in Shinglehouse, she married Henry M. “Bud” Terrette, who passed away on September 17, 1994. On August 19, 2010, she married Donald R. Dennis, who passed away on January 14, 2015.

Joyce enjoyed camping, bowling, and traveling. She enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s sporting events. She loved her flower gardens, but most of all cherished her time spent with her family making many memories. She loved and adored her many pets over the years. Her little Sadie lives with her daughter, Darcie.

Left to cherish her memory are two daughters, Darlene M. (Jeff) Howard of Shinglehouse and Darcie L. Baldwin of Little Genesee, N.Y.; two sons, Daniel M. Terrette of Shinglehouse and Dale L. Terrette of Coneville; eleven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; a great-granddaughter to be born in May; a brother, Ernie Lowe of Portville, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husbands, Joyce was predeceased by a daughter, Darla J. Foradora; four brothers; and a sister.

Due to COVID restrictions a private family visitation and funeral service will be held in the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, with the Rev. Russell J. Horning, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Shinglehouse, officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Oswayo Valley Memorial Library, PO Box 188, Shinglehouse, PA 16748 or to Teacher’s Pet Rescue, 19 Blackberry Lane, Coudersport, PA 16915.

Joyce’s family entrusted her care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Joyce, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.

COVID-19 restrictions will be strictly adhered to, including facial masks and social distancing.


A candle was lit in memory of Joyce Dennis

Dave & Carolyn Gustin Dec 23 2021 3:34 PM

Darlene and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I have wonderful memories of your Mom and Dad. She was always kind and loving to me. I remember her loving country music. I myself love it and I think your Mom introduced me to it. She had a warm and loving home. She will be missed

Brenda Bernard Mar 11 2021 12:00 AM

Darlene and all the family: So sorry to read of your Mom's passing. Always kind and caring when I would see her on my visits back home. May she rest in peace.

Gina Shall Mar 5 2021 12:00 AM

So sorry for your family's loss. She always enjoyed seeing our dog when we went to visit my grandmother.

Becky Austin Mar 4 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Joyce Dennis

Carrie Mar 4 2021 12:00 AM

May your family heal from the loss of such a wonderful woman

Carrie Mar 4 2021 12:00 AM

We are so very sorry. Joyce was a wonderful person and will be missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Dave and Kathy Garrity Mar 3 2021 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.

Howard Wheeler Mar 3 2021 12:00 AM

So Sorry for your loss! I will always have great memory's of dancing with your mom. She will be missed. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Rachel Schade Gebauer Mar 3 2021 12:00 AM