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Joy D. Patrick

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Salina, KS


Joy D. Patrick died Sunday, September 8, 2013 at the Kaye Pogue Hospice Center, Salina. Joy was born September 11, 1952 in Salina to Harry and Nevadeane (Keeler) Olson.

She graduated from Salina High School in 1970 and from Bethany College in 1974 with a degree in organ and piano performance.

On July 27, 1974, Joy married her best friend, Larry Patrick.

Joy began serving as a church organist while still in high school and through college at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Salina. She then served as organist at Reformation Lutheran Church in Wichita and completed her 35th year as organist at First Baptist Church in Salina. She taught private piano lessons for 39 years and recently served as accompanist for the Central High School vocal department for over 8 years.

Joy was preceded in death by her father, Harry Olson and her brother, Jeff Olson.

She is survived by her mother, Nevadeane (Deanie) Olson, of Salina; her brother, Jerry Olson and family of Parker, CO; her husband, Larry; a son, Matt (Sherry) of Salina; a son, John, of Humble, TX; a daughter, Britt, of Manhattan; grandsons, Andrew, Daniel, Ethan, and Grant; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A “Celebration of Joy” will be held at 2:00 pm Sunday afternoon, September 15, 2013 at First Baptist Church (843 Lewis Avenue) in Salina, Ks.

A private family inurnment will be held at a later date.

The family suggests memorials to First Baptist Church Music Ministry.

Ryan Mortuary, 137 North Eighth, Salina is handling arrangements.

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