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Obituary: Joyce Everroad, Columbus

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Joyce "Joy" Everroad, 76, of Columbus, died at 12:50 p.m. Thursday, March 7, 2013, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church with Father Clem Davis celebrating. Calling will be from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at Hathaway-Myers Chapel on Pearl Street and from 9 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the church. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

She was born in Edinburgh, March 12, 1936, the daughter of the late Melvin Owen and Rachael Gaddis Whitlock.

Besides being a homemaker in her own home and raising her children, Joy worked beside her husband at Everroad Construction Company for years as the office manager. Her responsibilities were designing, decorating and showing the new homes the company built as well as filing all the legal real estate documents and all other required paperwork involved with the company.

She was a member of St. Bartholomew Catholic Church and enjoyed traveling and fishing. Her hobbies were gardening and her flowers. She had at one time been a professional cake decorator in the Columbus area and had received awards for her poetry.

She is survived by her husband, William "Bill" Everroad; a daughter, Brenda (Gary) Everroad; sons, Joseph Ray "Jody" (Michelle) Everroad of Brownsburg, and James Owen "Jim" Knowland of Columbus; grandchildren, Adam Everroad, Jillian (Chris) Archuletta, and Nikhia and Dorian Everroad; great-grandchildren, Brayden Joseph Everroad, and Caleb, Cameron and Jordyn Archuletta; sisters, Jessie (Jimmy) Carter of Missouri, Betty Streeval of Edinburgh, Kay (Mike) Mitchel of Columbus, and Carol (Bill) Owens of Edinburgh; and a brother, Frank (Edna) Owens of Edinburgh.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Douglas, Robert, Ernest, Justin and William Whitlock; an infant son, William Jay; and a grandson, Ian Michael Everroad.

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