Joy L. Gress



Joy L. Gress, age 68, of Clinton, MO, died at Kansas City Hospice House, on Saturday, March 4, 2017. 

Joy was born February 25, 1949, to Gordon Denison, Sr. and Mary ‘Powell’ Denison of Winona, MN.  After high school, she worked for various laundry facilities.  Joy worked for Elite Laundry for several years before retiring.  She was also a very dedicated worker at the Samaritan Center Thrift Shop in Clinton.

Survivors include her daughter, Kelly Apsher (Chris); one grandson, Chase Christian Apsher; nine brothers and sisters,  Yvonne Denison, Brent Denison, Blane Denison (Patti), Barry Denison (Betty), Gordon Denison, Jr., Greg Denison (Ronneta), Cheryl Wheeler, Patty Stewart and Susan Jones; and several nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Preceding her in death were her parents; and a brother, Doyle Denison.

The family will receive visitors at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Consalus Funeral Home, Clinton.  A funeral service will follow at 7:00 PM.

Joy's wish was that memorial contributions be made to ALS and left in care of Consalus Funeral Home, 209 S. 2nd St., Clinton, MO 64735.

Condolences may be left online at this website.




03/08/2017 at 6:00 PM

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Jo & Lauri Roberts

We are so sorry to learn Joy passed away. She lived up to her name as she radiated JOY whenever we saw her. She was such a loving and generous person she lit up the Samaritan Center.

 Posted March 9, 2017 - 9:24am
Debbie (Parmley)Bergen

My deepest sympathies to you, Kelly and Chris. It was such a pleasure to know your mom. I enjoyed her monthly visits to the bank before she grew ill. Heaven gained a wonderful new angel and she will watch you, Chris and Chase from above smiling.

 Posted March 6, 2017 - 2:08pm

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