Joylyn Ann (Winter) Dodd

February 2, 1935 ~ May 14, 2022 (age 87)


Joylyn Ann Dodd, age 87, of Elyria passed away peacefully with family by her side on Saturday, May 14, 2022.

She was born on February 2, 1935 in Lorain, Ohio to Henry and Loretta (Barden) Winter. 

Joylyn graduated from St. Mary Academy and met her sweetheart, John, at a Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) banquet. They married on October 15, 1955 and settled in North Olmsted, where they raised five children.

She worked at The May Co. as a counter manager for Estee Lauder.

After retirement, Joylyn and John relocated to Sun City Hilton Head for 17 years and together enjoyed the beach, square dancing, playing pickleball and biking. In recent years, the couple returned to Northern Ohio and settled in Elyria to be closer to their children.

Joylyn loved to read, paint, play mahjong, and spend time with family and friends.

Surviving in addition to her husband, John, are her children, John (Ilona) Dodd of North Ridgeville, Jeffrey Dodd of Strongsville, Karen Lippert of Las Vegas, Nevada, Susan (David) Hendrickson of North Ridgeville, and Beth (Michael) Miller of Wooster; grandchildren Matthew, Andrew, Zachary, Claire, Lauren, Holly, and Oliver; great-grandchildren Zoë and Ryder. She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Janice Winter and Lois Mori, son-in-law, George Lippert, and daughter-in-law, Susan Dodd.

Private family services will take place at a later date and her ashes will be buried with her parents at St. Mary Church of Avon where she and John were married 66 years ago. Contributions may be made in Joylyn’s name to St. Mary Church, 320 Middle Ave., Elyria, OH. 44035. Services entrusted to Laubenthal Mercado Funeral Home in Elyria. Online condolences may be made at



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