Joy Anna Patton, 66, Lawrence, died August 18, 2020, at her home.
She was born September 7, 1953, in Montezuma, Kansas, the daughter of William and Ruby Ferguson Patton. She attended school in Ensign, Kansas, and went on to earn an associate degree from Dodge City Community College.
After college Ms. Patton was employed by High Plains Journal for 35 years. In the early 2000’s she moved from Dodge City to Lawrence. She was happiest when she was at home with her dog.
She is survived by two brothers, Johnnie Patton and wife Phyllis of Dodge City, Kansas, Jack Patton and wife Karren of Tecumseh, Oklahoma; two sisters, Janice Moler and husband Larry of Coon Rapids, Minnesota, Julia Miller of Oklahoma City; numerous nieces and nephews; and her precious dog Preston.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Memorial contributions may be made to Midwest English Springer Spaniel Rescue, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, PO Box 1260, Lawrence, KS 66044.
Messages & Condolences
Joy was a sweet, caring, fun lady and I am very sorry to hear about her passing. My thoughts and prayers are with her friends and family. She will be missed by everyone that knew her.
We are saddened to learn of Joy’s passing. She was a friendly and thoughtful neighbor with a warm heart, an excellent dog mom and a talented gardener. Our condolences to her family and friends.
I had the pleasure of working with Joy, and calling her my friend, during my tenure at the High Plains Journal. Such a fun, smart and talented lady. We shared many a laugh together. I am so sad to hear of her passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family, and her pup, Preston.
So very sorry to hear of Joy’s passing. She was a good person with a good heart. I appreciated all she taught me at HPJ. I’ll keep you all in my heart.
Our sincere sympathy to Joy’s family along with her long time friend Rita. As a co-worker at HPJ for 35+ years with Joy It was a shock to see she had passed this morning when I got to work at the funeral home. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with her family, her good friend and all the HPJ family. Doug and Barb Rich
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