Joy A. Tolley

Joy A. Tolley

NEWARK: A funeral service for Joy A. Tolley, 81, of Newark, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday at Licking Valley Church of Christ, 1578 Dayton Rd. NE, Newark, Ohio, with Minister Gus Andrews officiating. Burial will follow in Newark Memorial Gardens.

Joy passed away May 1, 2013, at Autumn Heath Care. She was born February 4, 1932, in Harrisburg, Illinois, to the late George W. Williams and Catherine (Haynes) Copas.

Joy was a member of Licking Valley Church of Christ. She worked at WT Grants and Woolworth. She volunteered at Zerger Hall, and was an active member of Red Hatters and the Arthritis Foundation.

She is survived by her son, Jeffery W. (Susan) Tolley of Newark; daughters, Susan A. (Paul Harris) Hafer of Newark and Anita L. (Gary) Phillips of Newark; half sister, Brenda Little of Texas; two grandchildren, Jessica Ann Tolley of Newark and Catherine Joy (Adam) Hardy of Newark; great-grandchildren, Korbyn, Konnor and Aubrey Hardy all of Newark and Caleb and Aiden Richards both of Newark, and her special friends, David Blumenshein and Tracy Blumenshein both of Newark.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Licking Valley Church of Christ.

The family requests that all online guestbook condolences be signed at and click obituaries/guestbook entry.


Funeral Home

Brucker & Kishler Funeral Home
985 North 21st Street Newark, OH 43055

Published in the Advocate on May 2, 2013