Joy Johnke

Joy Johnke, 71, of Big Spring, died Thursday, May 30, 2013, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 3, 2013, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Dr. Randy Cotton officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 2, 2013, at the funeral home.She was born Feb. 26, 1942, in Big Spring, Texas, and married Alvin Johnke in January of 2006 in Big Spring, Texas.Joy was a lifetime resident of Big Spring and graduated from Angelo State University when she was 38 years old. She had worked as a family service counselor in funeral service and had worked with children through MHMR.She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.Survivors include her husband, Alvin Johnke of Big Spring; one daughter, Debbie Haden and husband Shawn of Fort Worth; two sons, Gary Carey of Big Spring and Terry Carey of Kingfisher, Okla.; one sister, Linda Kay Appleton of Big Spring; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Annie Butler Appleton; a daughter, Pam Christian; and two brothers.The family suggests memorials be made to Trinity Baptist Church, P. O. Box 1448, Big Spring, Texas 79721-1448.Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.comPaid obituary