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Friday, July 20, 2012

Joy L. Klimek, 50, of Gardner, Kan., passed away on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at the Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Mo.

She was born on Dec. 1, 1961, in Iola, Kan., the daughter of Lawrence "Blackie" and Doris L. (Burt) Klimek. She attended Marmaton Valley schools in Moran and Allen County Community College in Iola.

Joy worked for an insurance company for 10 years in Fort Scott, Kan., and as a janitor and teacher's aide at Marmaton Valley High School in Moran, Kan., for several years. She moved to Gardner to work for the Johnson County Sheriff Civil Division for the last 12 years. She was an avid fan of NASCAR, the Royals and the Chiefs. Joy loved visiting with her family and friends, which was very important to her. Joy touched many people's lives with her sincere kindness and caring.

Joy was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Judy Thompson in 2011.

She is survived by two sisters, Janice Booth and husband Darrel of Gardner, Kan.; and Janet Adams of Fort Scott, Kan.; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., on Monday, July 23, 2012, at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel, Moran. Burial will follow in the Moran Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 4-6 p.m., Sunday evening at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Joy Klimek Memorial Fund and left in care of the funeral home.

You may send your condolences to the family at www.feuerbornfuneral.com.