Joy Dean Waters

Joy Dean Waters, 80, of Leavenworth, died, Thursday, July 2, 2015, at her home. She was born on Nov. 16, 1934, in Platte City, Mo., the daughter of Thomas Perry and Mattie Dell (Bryant) Porter.

Joy Waters

On March 29, 1953, Joy married Vernon E. Waters at High Prairie Church in Leavenworth. He survives at the home. She is also survived by two sons, Gene (Sharon) Waters of Leavenworth and Greg (Judy) Waters of Lansing; two daughters, Cindy Waters of Grandview, Mo., and Sandra (Dean Johnson) Kinney of Easton, Kan.; two sisters, Joyce (Tootsie) Bakken of Christmas Valley, Ore., and Linda Kracht of Gladstone, Mo.; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Joy worked for USD 469 for 20 years.

She was involved in ladies bible study and the Jarbalo alumni association. She was also a Boling 4-H leader.

Joy enjoyed gardening and watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren grow up.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her in-laws, Frank and Gertrude Waters.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at High Prairie Church. A funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at the church. Burial will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to High Prairie Church. Arrangements in care of R.L. Leintz Funeral Home.