Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home

920 Central Ave, Connersville, IN


Clarice "Joy" Hapner

April 11, 1925December 6, 2019

Clarice “Joy” Hapner, 94, of Connersville passed away on December 6, 2019 at Reid Health of Richmond.

She was born on April 11, 1925 to Emerson and Vivian Gully in Dayton, Ohio. Joy was a 1943 graduate of Harrisburg High School. She married Norman F. Hapner on April 22, 1974. Joy was employed as an admitting supervisor at the former Fayette Memorial Hospital from which she retired in 1978. Joy truly enjoyed traveling.

In addition to her husband of 47 years, Joy is survived by her daughters and their spouses: Denise Hartzell and Michael, Debi C. Brannon and Jim; sisters: Patricia Morris, Phyllis Lake; brother: Terrell Gully; 9 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son: Keith Lucas; Daughter: Shelley B. Creech; sister: Iris Fuller; 2 great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held at Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Myers Chapel, on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 1p.m with burial to follow at the Dale Cemetery. Friends may visit at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, from 11:00 am until time of service. Memorial contributions can be made to the Donor’s choice in honor of Joy.


  • Visitation Wednesday, December 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, December 11, 2019
  • Interment Wednesday, December 11, 2019


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Bill Wright

December 12, 2019

Hey, Hap, so very sorry to learn of your loss. I am sure the entire remaining Class of 52 send their condolences.

Sandy Logan

December 9, 2019

Norm and family,

My deepest sympathy to you and your family on the passing of Joy.

We certainly all had a great time while working together at the old FMH. Joy was always smiling and always had sweet words to say. I'm sure she will be missed by all.

Betty Gay Fox

December 9, 2019

I remember your mother from many years ago at Fayette Memorial. I didn't personally know her, but knew who she was. I always thought she was so pretty. I didn't know she was your mother. Please accept my sincere condolences on your loss. May God bring you peace and comfort in the difficult days ahead.