Joyce Lynn Kuhn Bartha, 62, of Statesville, N.C., died Saturday, February 15, 2020, at her residence. She was born September 17, 1957, in Callicoon, N.Y., to the late Kenneth William Kuhn and Rita Simonson Kuhn.

Joyce was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh on the Bradford, Pa., campus. She was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Troutman, had worked for property management at Palmas Del Mar Resort in Puerto Rico and retired from Enterprise Holdings in Statesville. She enjoyed reading and spending time with her family.

On September 17, 2011, she married George Robert Bartha, who survives. Also surviving are two sons, Francisco “Kiko” Ortiz Santana and Joshua Bartha; two brothers, Kenneth Kuhn and Mark Kuhn; two sisters, Penelope Davidson and Judy Conklin; many nieces and nephews; and her two cats, Foxy and Boots.

A Celebration of Life Service for Joyce will be held Thursday, February 20, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. in the Nicholson Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Deiter Punt officiating. The family will visit with friends and family following the service.

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Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the Bartha family.