Joy Dobler

January 10, 1957March 4, 2018
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Joy V. Dobler, 61, of Overland Park passed away March 4, 2018. Visitation will be from 4:30 – 7:30 PM Thursday, March 8, 2018 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Kansas City, MO, with a rosary recitation at 7:30 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 AM Friday, March 9, at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to Kennedy Krieger Institute or St. Thomas More.

Joy was born in Lafayette, LA and had lived in the KC area since 1989. Joy is survived by Conrad Dobler, her husband of 30 years; her children, Franco Olivier, his wife Molly, and their son, Dash; Holli Dobler; Stephen Dobler; her step-children, Mark Dobler, his wife Dina, and their children, Jordin, Zane, Kinsey and Franni; Erin Lewin, her husband Chad, and their children, Mati and Brady; Abbey Palma, her husband Casey, and their children, Max, Jack and Margot; her brother, Steve Van Cleve, his wife Connie, and their son Jacob.

Joy was a registered nurse whose entrepreneurial spirit drove her to build two successful companies, SHSI and Mobile Health Clinics. Her passion for helping others was apparent in everything she did, from starting the St. Thomas More booster club to raising money and awareness for Spinal Cord Research. She loved coaching her kids’ sports teams and spent her last years’ spending every minute with her grandkids.


  • Visitation Thursday, March 8, 2018
  • Rosary Recitation Thursday, March 8, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, March 9, 2018

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Bill North

June 13, 2018

I graduated from charity hospital school of nursing with Joy. She was incredibly beautiful woman. Memories are wonderful. Thanks Joy for wonderful times.

Pam Bowen

March 26, 2018

Holli and Conrad,
What a loss!!! Joy was a beautiful person and I loved enjoying so much fun with her on our visits to Miami over those 4 years. I feel very fortunate to have known her and I will always treasure those memories of our time spent together. My deepest sympathy to you both and to all of your family

Patsy (Blackwell) Pate

March 6, 2018

Franco and Stephen,
I am very saddened to her about Joy. She was a beautiful soul and because of her passion to help others, Tara and I were introduced to some of the most amazing people and outstanding doctors at Kennedy Krieger Institute. You guys continue her selfless legacy with what you are also doing to help others. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. RIP Joy you will be greatly missed.
Patsy Pate

Yvonne Olivier

March 6, 2018

Oh my where to begin. Our many walks on the beaches of Florida when I was in high school. Her wonderful laugh and wit. Always a beautiful , fun way of looking at life. Visiting Joy at Lafayette general and seeing her parents there for the hospital's from scratch vegetable soup. Here is to you Joy for bringing joy to all you have touched!😇❤️

Claudette Cooper

March 6, 2018

Conrad and your family,
Words can not express the heartache we feel for you and your family. We hope you allow the love around you to help ease your pain. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
All our love,
Claudette, Ken, Corey and Travis

mike abell

March 6, 2018

Conrad, you have my deepest sympathy and prayers for you and your family. What a wonderful person Joy was and I remember her great positive attitude and always enjoyed our fun times . You two were special and I will always remember it that way. May Joy now rest in peace void of any suffering and I am sure she is up there watching over you and thanking you for the care you gave her. I remember the story about you taking her on the cruise and how you carried her on to the ship. A good memory my friend.

Cristina Sadowsky

March 6, 2018

Where could that have gone? I will always love you, Joy.

Lon & Linda Kohler

March 6, 2018

Conrad and family, we are so sorry for your loss! Our prayers are with you!

Marty Lang

March 6, 2018

Conrad, Holi, Franco, and Steven you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

danny babineaux

March 5, 2018

Sending our deepest sympathies and condolences to Joy's family!! She was an inspiration to so many and touched many lives with her perseverance through long suffering and patient endurance since her injury!!! May she Rest In Peace!! Love, Joy and Danny Babineaux