1/5/1918 – 11/3/2017
Joy was born Florence Joy Harrington on January 5, 1918 in Westfield Iowa, the daughter of Albert and Florence Harrington. She graduated from Westfield High School and eventually ended up in Omaha. She was a house keeper for several families near Saddle Creek and Leavenworth Streets. She often walked by a service station where Wilbur Wayne Weigel worked. They met and married on March 3, 1940. Their daughter, Sharon Joy, was born on October 29, 1941.
Joy loved to cook, bake and garden. Camping was a favorite pastime of Joy and Wayne’s and she continued to camp in their Hi-Lo camper for years, even after Wayne passed. Crocheting and other crafts kept her busy. She would make pot holders and holiday decorations and hand them out to us. Joy is survived by two grandchildren, Shelly (Rich) Howdle, and Jeff (Lisa) Morris and 5 great grandkids: Alex, Ally and Sam Howdle, Ellie and Carson Morris; Sister Ann Maynard and nephews: Jay Maynard and Rob (Abby) Maynard. Joy was preceded in death by her parents; brothers: Farrel, Wilbur, Walter Jay; Sister: Gertrude; daughter: Sharon Morris; husband: Wilbur.
Granny, you are at peace and we are pretty sure someone like you is in heaven with everyone who already passed. There’s a huge line of hugs waiting for you up there. We are all glad to be a part of your life. We love you, miss you, appreciate you and thank you for the many years of “Joy”. Not to mention the recipes and memories but most of all your humor. God bless you.
Visitation 10:00 – 11:00 AM Friday; Service 11:00 AM Friday (11/10/2017) all at Roeder Mortuary 2727 N. 108th Street Omaha, Nebraska, w/ luncheon to follow, Burial 2:00 PM Friday at West Lawn Cemetery Omaha, Nebraska