Joy Hodges Obituary

Joy C. Hodges
Joy C. Hodges
Joy C. Hodges

October 27, 1940 - September 22, 2003
Born in Peru, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Our dear, sweet, loving Joy departed this life on September 22, 2003 after a courageous battle with cancer. Joy was born October 27, 1940 in Peru, Iowa to Lyle Raymond Schaff and Bertha Faye Mennealy of Osceola. She was raised in Osceola and moved to Des Moines in 1959. Joy was a loving wife, daughter, mother, sister and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lyle and Bertha Schaff; sister, Lois Flowers; and her brother, Dale (Bud) Schaff. She is survived by her husband and loving companion of 40 years, Fay Leon Hodges, Jr.; daughter, Becki Lee Bieghler (Dennis) of Waukee; son, Kelly Jay Pigg (Lori) of Waukee; two granddaughters, Kelsey Leigh Pigg and Hailey Joleen Faye Bieghler; two grandsons, Tyler Jay Leon Bieghler and William Jay Pigg; three sisters, Ilene Lindsey (Carey) of Story City, Betty Simpson (Max) of Algona and Eva Doran (Dennis) of Osceola; two brothers, Glenn Schaff and Richard Schaff (Shelly) of Osceola; her aunt, Freda Schaff of Murray; and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews.

Joy was an avid sports fan and missed very few of her son's and grandchildren's athletic events. Joy was a full-time homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother. Joy's passions in life were her children and family. She touched the hearts of everyone who knew her and she will be deeply missed.

A memorial gathering will be Thursday at Grandview Park Funeral Home from 5 to 7 p.m. A private service will be held on Friday with burial at Sunset Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Hospice or to her family.




Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Thursday, September 25, 2003
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Mercy Hospice Johnston
5820 Winwood Drive
Johnston, IA 50131