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Joy Lucille Martin, 92, passed away, November 10th, 2021 at Northland Rehab and Care Center. Mrs. Martin was born in Wichita, Kansas on July 16th, 1929. She was an only child, her parents loved her dearly and raised her to love the Lord. She grew up to be a loving and supportive daughter, wife, mother and grandmother. Joy was extremely proud of her Quaker heritage which led her to attend and be a graduate of Friends University. Her deep appreciation for music lead her to be a member of the Singing Quakers at Friends, participate in the church choir for many years and to be asked to sing at many weddings and funerals. Joy enjoyed telling people that she was a teacher and loved to show anyone the photo albums and letters she received from her students and fellow teachers at Goddard High School. She was a member of Delta Rho, bowling teams, golf clubs and Bridge tournaments.
Joy has been preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Flossie Haines, her husband, Jack Martin, her son, Jay Martin, her daughter Janalee Oehlert and her grandson, Geoffrey Oehlert. She is survived by her sons, Jeff Martin and Joel Martin, her granddaughters, Jessica Gunkel, Christina Scharfenberg, Julia Smoldt, Starr Webster and Anna Lockner. Joy had 16 great grandchildren and another due the end of November.
A visitation for Joy will be held Thursday, November 18th, 2021 from 4:00pm-5:00pm. Her memorial service will follow at 5:00pm. Both services will be held at North Heartland Community Church, 4800 NW 88th Street, Kansas City, MO 64154. 816-741-1444.
The family is asking that in lieu of flowers for contributions to be given to the Hope Fund at North Heartland Community Church or to the scholarship fund at Friends University for the Singing Quakers.
There will be a memorial service in Wichita, Kansas on Saturday, December 11th at University Friends Church followed by an interment at Resthaven Cemetery. More details to follow soon.