Donna Dorene Joy was born October 15, 1936, in Alva, Oklahoma, to Kenneth and Pearl (Steward) Benningfield. She passed away June 15, 2019, at Hillsboro Community Hospital in Hillsboro, Kansas, at the age of 82 years, 4 months and 15 days. Besides her parents, Dorene was preceded in death by her sister, Wanda Jean (Benningfield) Eckert, and grandson, Jacob Joy.
Dorene is survived by her husband Melvin Joy of their home in Durham, Kansas; two children, son Dan Joy (of Corvallis, Oregon); daughter Lori Harding (Martin) (of Wichita, Kansas), brother Kenneth Max (LaDonna) Benningfield (of Alva), grandchildren Matthew Joy, Kendall Joy, Bethany (Charlie) Prevedelli, Andrew Harding, Carrie Harding and two great grandchildren.
Celebration of Life Service will be Saturday, June 22, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Durham Baptist Church, Durham, Kansas.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church Kings Daughters, in care of Jost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 266, Hillsboro, KS. 67063.
Online condolences at may be made at http://www.jostfuneralhome.com.
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