Joy had been employed at Craftex Mills, Auburn. She also accompanied her husband when he worked as a truck driver, and, in later years, she drove truck by herself. Joy delivered newspapers in Lake Wynonah for 18 years.
In addition to her husband, she is also survived by three sons: Kevin Ayers & wife, Lori, Canton, Kent Ayers & wife, Cathy, Schuylkill Haven, & James Teeter & his companion, Deborah Hahn, Pine Grove, a step-son, Fred L.Teeter, II, Hernando, Fla., six grandchildren: Ty, Adam, Brent, Sarah, Heather, & Nicole, three great-grandchildren: Kairi, Sean, Trent,, two sisters, Donna Shedden, Granville, & Judy Sandor, Canton, Pa., and two brothers, James Adams, Canton, & Joel Adams, Schuylkill Haven.
In lieu of flowers, Joy's family requests donations in her memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital P.O. Box 1000, Department 142 Memphis, Tenn. 38148 or to a charity of the donor's choice.