Joyce C. Sternes, 89, passed away peacefully in Geneva General Hospital on Saturday October 17, 2020. A small memorial service will be held at Weldon Funeral Home 102 E. Main St. Penn Yan, NY 14527, on Saturday October 31, 2020, from 1pm-3pm. Joyce was born March 17, 1931 in Penn Yan, NY, to parents Eldred and Clara (Petersen) Coon. Joyce graduated Penn Yan Academy, class of 1948. Joyce served in the U.S. Air Force from 1952 to 1953, where she was a Teletype Operator and received a National Defense Service Medal. After her military service she worked as a Secretary at Walker-Bilt, Ribble Lumber, and Yates County Civil Service until she retired in 1997. She is survived by sisters Jean Switzer, Ethel Acquilano and brother Paul Coon, son Paul Eric Sternes, seven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She is pre-deceased by her son Russell Sternes, daughter Lauri (Sternes) Uldriks, sister Eldeen Fox, and brother Pete Coon. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St Jude's Children's Hospital or American Cancer Society.