Ron and family, I have many memories of Joyce going back to high school, which is a few years! She was such an inspiration to everyone she met. Our sympathies to you and immediate family as well as to the rest of the Gordy family and to the Fuhlmans. You were a friend as well as a neighbor. Betty and Jim Houseman
MUSCATINE, Iowa - Joyce Gordy, 79, of Muscatine, passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2018, at her home.
A memorial gathering will be held from 4 until 7 on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Joyce was born on June 24, 1938, to Virgil and Sylvia McGrew Fuhlman, in a farmhouse outside of Letts with her twin brother James. She married Ron Gordy on September 1, 1957 at Oak Grove Church in Cranston.
Joyce graduated from Letts High School in 1956. She was voted Letts Centennial Queen at age 17. She graduated from Muscatine Community College and attended Marycrest College. She taught elementary school before starting her family. She later went on to be an audiometrist with the Muscatine AEA. She was a substitute teacher for West Middle School for 20 years. She became the first woman president of Muscatine United Way in the late 70's.
Joyce was an avid golfer and longtime member of Geneva Golf and Country Club, where she got three holes-in-one.
Joyce is survived by her husband, Ron of Muscatine; two sons, Scott Gordy and wife, Terri, of Iowa City, and Matt Gordy of Ames; three grandchildren, Nick, Jake, and Jasper Gordy; her twin brother, James Fuhlman and wife, Sharon, of Cedartown, Georgia; and her sister, Julie Ericson and husband, Barry, of Johnston, Iowa.
Joyce is preceded in death by her parents; and two sisters, JoAnn Peters and Jean Foley.
Much love to you Joyce..thank you for getting me through my Mom's passing. You always seemed like such a positive person..won't forget you. My condolences to all of the family.
My sympathy for Joyce's family. She was such a nice person and a joy to talk with. During my husband's terminal illness it was a comfort to me to have Joyce sub for me the many times I had to be absent from my classes. I never worried when Joyce was there. We also enjoyed talking about our families and politics together. I appreciated Joyce on so many levels. It's a loss for all of us.
My condelence story the Gordy family and the Fuhlman family on the passing of Joyce. May God comfort you in this time of sorrow.
Larry & Ramona Waltman
I have such wonderful memories of Joyce. She was always fun and I respected her so much. You will all be in my prayers. May you all find comfort and peace of mind from those who care for you and share your grief.
I am so sorry to hear of Joyce's passing. We were all good friends in years past; at the Paddlewheel and the Hotel Muscatine. I have some wonderful memories of golfing with Ron and Joyce over the years. Joyce will be missed greatly by not only her family, but also the friends she has made over her 79 years of life. May God bless her and keep her!
Rip Aunt Joyce...Our sincere condolences to Uncle Ron, Matt and Scott.
love from Phyllis Gordy and family
To Ron, Scott, Matt and families. You have my sincere sympathy on your loss. I have very fond memories of working with Joyce at the AEA for many years, getting to know her. We shared a similar sense of humor and could agree on many various subjects. I've not met up with her frequently since those days but always enjoyed our occasional meetings. I will miss her and hope you find comfort in all the memories you have of her.
What a special lady! Always so welcoming and genuine. She had a heart of gold and made the BEST tacos! Susie and I have you all in our thoughts and prayers and we wish we could be there for the memorial. RIP Joyce
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