Joy I. (Goodson) Stewart

April 19, 1928 ~ October 23, 2019 (age 91)


Joy Irene Stewart, age 91, of Sabina, passed away on October 23, 2019, at the home of her daughter, surrounded by her loving family. 

Born in Clinton County, on April 19, 1928,  she was the daughter of the late Luther and Anna Boyer Goodson. 

Joy was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Thomas J. Stewart, in 2007.  The two were married on August 16, 1946. 

Joy was a 1946 graduate of Reesville High School, where she was a cheerleader.  A member of Richland United Methodist Church, Joy was also a member of the United Methodist Women of the Church.  Joy was a devoted homemaker and enjoyed taking care of, and spending time with, her children and grandchildren.  She also loved playing cards with family and friends and was a big fan of the Cincinnati Reds. 

Joy is survived by her children: Dennis (Cheryl) Stewart of Circleville, Diana Nichols of Sabina, Debra (James) Meyer and Denise (John) Cowan of Grove City, along with daughter in-law, Pam Stewart of Wilmington.  Also left to cherish her memory are grandchildren: Scott, Craig (Sarah), and Brian (Whitney) Stewart, Rhonda (Dana) Andrews, Karen (Tom) Huber, Teri Nichols, Melissa (Jose) Munoz, Michelle and Jennifer Meyer, Mary, Michael, and Anna Cowan, Samantha (Corey) Hay and Mark Stewart; and 10 great-grandchildren. 

In addition to her parents and husband, Joy was preceded in death by her son, Dale Stewart, in 2015; son in-law, Kerry Nichols; and sisters, Helen Grove, Gladys Holmes and Bonnie Goodson. 

Memorial contributions are suggested to Crossroads Hospice in Blue Ash or Richland United Methodist Church. 

Family will receive friends on Sunday, October 27, 2019, from 2-5pm, at Richland United Methodist Church (52 Melvin Rd, Wilmington), where funeral services will be held on Monday at 11am.  Burial to follow at Sabina Cemetery.  Littleton Funeral Home, Sabina, has been entrusted with arrangements. 

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October 27, 2019

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Richland United Methodist Church (Wilmington))
52 Melvin Rd.
Wilmington, OH 45177

Funeral Service
October 28, 2019

11:00 AM
Richland United Methodist Church (Wilmington))
52 Melvin Rd.
Wilmington, OH 45177


Richland United Methodist Church
52 Melvin Rd., Wilmington OH 45177

Crossroads Hospice Charitable Foundation
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