Joy Y. Smithley

Joy Yvonne Smithley, 63, of Huntington, IN, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, at 4:08 p.m. at the Visiting Nurse Hospice Home, in Fort Wayne.

Ms. Smithley graduated from Huntington North High School in 1972 and worked as a winder at Square D in Huntington for more than 35 years. She was a member of Tree of Life Ministries, in Marion.

She was born Oct. 6, 1953, in Corona, CA, to Billy Sr. and Laura Mae Stanley Smithley.

Survivors include two sons, Ronald (Alissa) Smithley and Gary (Sarha) Smithley, both of Huntington; four brothers, Jerry (Carol) Smithley, of Logansport; Rex (Cheryl) Smithley, of Fort Wayne; Bob (Patty) Smithley, of Markle; and Tim (Lynn) Smithley, of Huntington; a sister, Greta (Bill) Lesh, of Huntington; a sister-in-law, Carolyn Smithley, of Markle; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Calling is Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Bailey-Love Mortuary, in Huntington. A service will be held on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, at 10 a.m. at the mortuary, with Rev. Charles Moore officiating. Burial will be at Gardens of Memory, Huntington County.

Memorial gifts may be made to Tree of Life Ministries in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Drive, Huntington, IN 46750.

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