OBITUARY

Joy Lynn Dooley

October 20, 1957January 25, 2020
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Joy Lynn Dooley, 62 of Normal, IL passed away on January 25, 2020 at Advocate BroMenn Hospital surrounded by her family. Joy was born October 20, 1957 to James L and Patricia (Priller) Parks in Bloomington, IL. She married Ken Dooley November 26, 1988 in Huntsville, Al. She is survived by her mother, Patricia Bingham of Normal, sons Kevin Dooley of Bolingbrook, IL and Kyle Dooley of Normal, sisters Virginia Gay Gandy of Barbourville, KY and Hope (Gabriel) Montes of Hudson, IL, step-sister Hope Bingham; nephews Caleb Parks, Adam Montes, Matt (Kirsten) Wheeler, nieces Michelle (Matt) Cantway, Amanda Wheeler; great niece and nephew Lilly and Ryan Cantway; and her beloved dog Izzy. She graduated from NCHS and from USM and then received a Master’s Degree from Illinois State in Speech and Language. She enjoyed many years as a Speech Pathologist working with young children in public school settings. She was always excited about learning new methods and techniques in speech pathology she could apply to the children she helped. As her children grew she was an avid attendee of youth sports activities in baseball, hockey and soccer that they participated in. She was also involved in school activities and member of PTO organizations. She had a love of animals, especially the several cocker spaniels she had over the years. She enjoyed travel with her children to the beach, Disneyworld and especially home for the holidays to be with family. Family and friends are invited to a visiting hour Thursday January 30, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 11 a.m. at East Lawn Funeral Home, Bloomington followed by a memorial service.

Condolences, memories or photos of Joy can be left for the family at www.eastlawnmemorial.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Patricia Bingham, Mother
  • Kevin Dooley, Son
  • Kyle Dooley, Son
  • Virginia Gay Gandy, Sister
  • Hope Montes (Gabriel), Sister
  • Hope Bingham, Step-Sister
  • Caleb Parks, Nephew
  • Adam Montes, Nephew
  • Matt Wheeler (Kirsten), Nephew
  • Michelle Cantway (Matt), Niece
  • Amanda Wheeler, Niece
  • Lilly Cantway, Great Niece
  • Ryan Cantway, Great Nephew
  • James Parks, Father (deceased)
  • Izzy, Dog

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, January 30, 2020
  • Memorial Service Thursday, January 30, 2020

Memories

Joy Lynn Dooley

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Dawn Kikolla

January 29, 2020

The best things in life are the people we love, the places we've been, and the memories we've made along the way. I will cherish our many years of friendship and the crazy memories we made.

Dan C

January 29, 2020

My sadness is with the Family of Joy Lynn. She gave so much to so many. She especially loved her 2 sons. I will miss her too.

Theresa Vartanian

January 28, 2020

My dear friend Joy,
I will miss you, our friendship, and all the stories we shared. I remember raising our kids together and all the volunteer activities we would recruit them for. I hope that you are at peace and that the Lord has wrapped his loving arms around you.

Kevin and Kyle, I feel your pain and know that you are suffering the tragic loss of your Mom. Always know how proud and honored she was to be your Mom. Our conversations most frequently were dominated by our love for our children and their wellbeing. She was always there for you because she wanted to be.

I pray for all of you that your memories with your Mom, daughter, sister will give you comfort.

Mrs. V.

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