Kathy A. Joy, age 64, of Cushing, passed away on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at the MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center of Sioux City. A funeral service will be held on Friday, December 31, 2021 at 5:00 PM at the Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Correctionville with Clif Cockburn officiating. Burial will be held at a later date. A visitation will be held on Friday, December 31, 2021 from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM at the Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Correctionville.
Kathy Ann Joy was born December 10, 1957 to Leo Lawrence Schleimer and Theresa Ann (Dickman) Hirst in Wichita Falls, Texas at Sheppard Air Force Base. She graduated from Willow Community High School in 1976.
Kathy was united in marriage to Don Joy, Jr. on June 4, 1983 at the Holstein Town and Country Club. They were blessed with three children, Erin, Shawn and Tara. They made their home in Cushing.
Through the years Kathy worked as a housekeeper at St. Joseph’s Hospital, was a waitress, opened her home as a daycare and was a business manager for many years at Joy Auto Supply. Kathy loved spending time with family, especially her grandchildren. She also enjoyed gardening, camping and antiquing.
Kathy is survived by her husband, Don Joy, Jr. of Cushing, IA; mother, Theresa Hirst of Washta, IA; children, daughter, Erin Joy (Aaron Peterson) of Sioux City, IA; son, Shawn (Brooke) Joy of Cushing, IA; daughter, Tara (Michael) Whitmire of Omaha, NE; grandchildren, Hudson, Grant and Brodie; sisters, Leann (Gary) Boecker of Graettinger, IA and Mary Biles of Brighton, CO; and eight nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Leo and brother, Thomas.
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