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Evelyn "Joy" Gordy

Apr 03, 2014

MUNCIE- Evelyn “Joy” Gordy, 82, passed away early Sunday morning, March 30, 2014, at Westminster Village.

She was born May 24, 1931, in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, the daughter of Harvey X. and Bernice (Hummel) Long. Joy married Gary A. Gordy on September 1, 1953, and had two sons.

Joy loved animals and took care of two dogs and several cats throughout her life. A generous supporter of humanitarian and environmental causes, she quietly and continuously donated her efforts and financial support to dozens of organizations. Joy was and accomplished golfer, and has two holes-in-one to her credit, along with many tournament trophies. Joy was also a gourmet cook and an avid reader.

Joy was a member of White County Hospital Auxiliary in Monticello, and was on the Board of Directors for the Monticello Public Library.

Surviving are her sons, Thomas Alan Gordy (wife, Marina Guntsche), Muncie, Brian Matthew Gordy (wife, Genelle Tarnow), Muncie; two grandchildren, Benjamin Matthew Gordy (wife, Lina Rosengren), Indianapolis, and Megan Ann Gordy Miller (husband, Matthew), St. Louis, MO; a brother, Louis Long, Cloudcroft, NM; a sister, Rosalie Edwards, Mt. Pleasant, IA.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel.

Friends may call at The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel, from 1:00 p.m. until service time at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, 2014.

Memorial contributions may be made to Animal Rescue Fund (A.R.F.), 1209 W. Riggin Rd., Muncie, IN 47303.

Online condolences may be directed to the family at


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