Joyce Ann Lenaghan
Joyce, 83, passed away February 6, 2014. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. with a vigil service at 7, on Sunday, February 9 at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Catholic Church in Ankeny. Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m., Monday, at the church. Graveside service will be at 3 p.m., Monday, at Pleasant Grove Cemetery near Sigourney.
Joyce Ann Lenaghan, the daughter of F. A. "Peck" and Mae Lipsius, was born January 14, 1931 in Williamsburg, Iowa. She was a homemaker and caring mother. Joyce was "Grandma Nibbies" to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She had an active social life and was a member of Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Church, where she was one of the "church ladies."
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Edward; two sons, Mike and Edward; and her brother, Ron.
Joyce will be missed by her family: daughter, Cathy Lenaghan Davidson and her children: Mike, Jen, Kevin (Amy) and Becky; daughter, Mary (Rodger) Routh and their children: Theresa (Kent) Chapman and their kids Sage and Sawyer, Jarrod (Marti Palermo), Kateri (Chris Gillis) and their kids Cora and Luther, and Brianna (Jay); daughter, Karen (Mark) Gronemeyer and their children Kiara (Alex), Sarah and Patrick; son, Joe (Jerrine) Lenaghan and their children Matt (Heidi) and son Rex and Matt's son, Tayton, and Jason (Shannon) and their son, Zac; son, Tom (Gina) Lenaghan and their children Brian, Kelsey (Jake) Reischl and their kids Adalyn and Brynlee, Matt (Ann) and their daughters, Devyn, and Shalyn (Joseph) Donofro; daughter, Janine (Jim) Rinker and their children, Ian and Justine; as well as her siblings: Donna Porter, Robert Lipsius, and Gerry Lipsius; and her beloved extended family.
Memorial contributions will be decided by the family later, which will include St. Mary's Food Pantry where Joyce was a volunteer.