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Joy Harned


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Joy Harned Notice
Harned, Joy Joyce Kay Harned (née Hoffman) of Hartland, Wisconsin, and Estero, Florida, died June 26, 2014, at the age of 69. She was surrounded by loving family members at AngelsGrace Hospice in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, following a courageous seven-month battle with lung cancer. Joy was born in Peoria, Illinois on June 17, 1945, the third daughter of Sid and Betty Hoffman. They named her appropriately, as she brought joy to her family and friends throughout her life, and she enjoyed life to the fullest. Joy grew up in Marshalltown, Iowa, and attended Marshalltown Community College and Northeast Missouri State University. She became a flight attendant for American Airlines and lived in Dallas, Texas, where she met and married her husband of 47 years, Dr. Gerald L. Harned. Joy had many varied interests and passions during her lifetime, including volunteering, traveling, acting, collecting treasures, UW and Packer football, golf, cards, politics, and Maid-Rite sandwiches. She was well known for her warm and gracious hospitality, along with her love of holidays, especially the Fourth of July and Christmas. More than anything, Joy loved her family. She was a treasured wife, a wonderful mom, and a spectacular grandmother. She is survived by her husband Gerald; her children Nicholas (Sandra) Harned of North Barrington, Illinois; Allison (Brian) Hannan of Evanston, Illinois; and Benjamin (Christine) Harned of Port Washington, Wisconsin. Joy was the doting "Grammy" for her precious grandchildren: Jackson Harned, of Port Washington; Charles "Charlie" and Natalie Joy "Tilly" Harned, of North Barrington; and Fitzgerald "Fitz" Hannan, of Evanston, Illinois. She is also survived by her devoted sister, Judy Cowan, of Rogers, Arkansas, as well as many beloved extended family members and cherished friends. She is preceded in death by her parents and her oldest sister, Jeanette Bloom. Joy will be remembered for her engaging smile, cheerful and hearty laugh, exuberant personality, and incomparable sense of humor. She was, indisputably, a Joy. A memorial service and celebration of her life will be held on July 27, 2014. Further details will follow. Memorial donations may be made to ProHealth Care Foundation (Cancer Services at Waukesha Memorial Hospital, ProHealth Home Care, or AngelsGrace Hospice), 725 American Avenue, Waukesha, Wisconsin 53188. Arrangements entrusted to :
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Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on June 29, 2014
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