Joycelyn "Joy" Annette Emery, 87, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at CRMC.
Joy was born on July 8, 1927 in Peru, Kansas to Carroll and Elaine (Heald) James. She grew up in Peru until September of 1944. The family moved to Sedan, Kansas where she received her high school education graduating from Sedan High School in 1945. She was employed with Kresses in Independence, Kansas from July of 1945 until October 1945, the worked as the Secretary to Chautauqua County Superintendent of schools from October of 1945 until July of 1948.
On June 30, 1946 she was united in marriage to the love of her life, Ken Emery in Sedan, Kansas. The couple moved to Coffeyville in 1948 where Ken was employed by Harrison's and Triplett's Shoe stores. Joy also worked part time for Harrison's and Triplett's in the 1960's. In 1972, her husband went to work at Funk Manufacturing until his retirement in 1991.
Joy was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church of Coffeyville. She was active in the church choir and the Melody Makers choir. She was also a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, AARP and the Iola and Coffeyville Jaycee Jaynes. She enjoyed traveling and shopping with Ken. Most of all she loved the time she spent surrounded by family and friends.
Surviving to honor her memory are her loving husband, Howard "Ken" Emery of the home; son, Mike Emery and daughter, Nancy Nipper all of Coffeyville, Kansas; a granddaughter, Cyndi Brown of Las Vegas, Nevada; sister, Sue Westerman of Anthony, Kansas; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carroll and Elaine.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday, May 18, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel in Coffeyville, Kansas. Pastor Lee Passwater will officiate. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Coffeyville. The casket will be closed. Friends may call on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at the funeral home from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. to sign the guest register. The family suggests memorial contributions can be made payable to the American Cancer Society or the Trinity United Methodist Church of Coffeyville; these may also be left with the funeral home.