Joy K. Patton, 72
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Joy K. Patton, 72 of Ashland passed away Sunday, March 15, 2020 in University Hospitals Samaritan Medical Center.
She was born on May 21, 1947 in Ashland the daughter of the late Roy and Jacqueline (Wise) Gorton.
Joy graduated from Ashland High School, Class of 1968. She went on to complete her nurse’s training.
On January 10, 1970, Joy married Donald L. Patton Sr.
Joy retired after more than 10 years from Central Star Home Health and was previously employed by Richland County New Hope for 20+ years.
Throughout her life, Joy was an avid vegetable and flower gardener. She enjoyed playing cards on Wednesday with her 1 to 5 club.
Joy was a fun loving, kind hearted, funny women who had never met a stranger. Her great smile and laugh were infectious.
In her later years, Joy was an avid Farmville enthusiast reaching the 3,000 level and enjoyed keeping up with friends on FACEBOOK.
She is survived by her loving daughter, Michelle (Timothy) Denny of Anna, Texas; her furry son, Bruiser; one stepdaughter, Kelly Patton-Cook; and one step-son, Donald Patton Jr.; nine grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; one brother, Gary (Barbara) Gorton of Ashland; and a brother-in-law, Richard Houchin of Lodi.
In addition to her parents, Joy is preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Donald L. Patton Sr. who passed away on January 17, 2016; and one sister, Cindy Houchin.
In keeping with Joy’s wishes no services will be observed.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 7720 Rivers Edge Dr Ste 126, Columbus, OH 43235.
Online condolences may be shared on the funeral home’s website at denbowfh.com.
Denbow-Gasche Funeral Home & Crematory is handling the arrangements.