Joy passed away at her home in Red Oak on Thursday evening, August 29, 2019 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Graveside Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at the Rose Hill Cemetery. The family will greet friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Memorials may be directed to the family.
On September 14, 1955 at the Hand Hospital in Shenandoah, Eldon and Margy Bartles welcomed a baby girl, they named her Joy Ann. The family lived in Shenandoah where she attended school. Joy graduated from Shenandoah High School with the Class of 1973.
She worked for Kitchen Klatter from 1973 until 1980. She then decided to attended beauty school. She completed her cosmetology training in 1981. She went to work for her mother at Margy's Hair Salon until 1987.
On August 4, 1987 she was united in marriage to Richard "Steve" Ritnour in Las Vegas, Nevada. Following their marriage they made their home in Red Oak. Their marriage was blessed with the birth of a daughter, Sarah Ann. Joy excelled in baking and cooking, enjoyed crocheting, spending time with her family and loved her two cats. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, now called The Bridge. She had a deep love for her family and a strong faith in the Lord. Joy entered into her heavenly home on Thursday evening, August 29, 2019, surrounded by her loving family.
Those welcoming her into heaven include her father Eldon and brother Sam. Those left to cherish her memory include her husband Richard "Steve" of the home; daughter Sarah Ann of Red Oak; mother Margy Ann Bartles of Shenandoah; brother Mike (Pam) Bartles of Shenandoah; and cousins Ronnie (Marsha) Bartles of Red Oak, Maxine (Larry) Hamilton of Red Oak and Connie Dalrymple of Florida; other family and friends.
Prayers to all of the family. Joy was a great person.
So sorry for your loss. Joy was a classmate of mine. My thoughts and prayers for all.
Words can-not say how I feel this morning! So sorry to hear of Joy's passing and talked with Margie and we had so much fun together. Used babysit Joy, Mike, and Sam as we rented a house from them , many years ago. Love and prayers to all the family and I will keep you in my prayers!
So sorry to hear about Joy. She was a class mate of mine the class of 73. My thoughts and Prayers to the family. no more pain for Joy
My sympathy to Joy’s family. She is out of pain and with God. She will be missed.
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