Joy M. Dillon

July 28, 1938 - August 18, 2020

Joy M. Dillon, age 82, of West Union, Ohio, passed peacefully surrounded by family Tuesday August 18, 2020 at Ohio State University-Wexler Medical Center in Columbus. She was born July 28, 1938 in Dayton, Ohio.  She was preceded in death by parents, Elmer Ellsworth Cook and Fannie May Hackworth; first husband, Vincent A. Ireland, Jr.; second husband, Roger H. Dillon and two brothers: Jacque E. Cook and Harry Cook.

Joy is survived by two daughters: Jacqueline L. McCulley of Phoenix, Arizona and Venet A. Ireland (Steven Toney) of Granville, Ohio; one son, Vincent A. Ireland III (Jette) of Winston-Salem, North Carolina; nine grandchildren: Jennifer Dunkin-Carlyle (Nathan) of Westerville, Keith M. Dunkin, Jr. (Jessica) of Westerville, Sarah Dunkin (Brian Carmichael) of Pataskala, Catherine Dunkin of Granville, Madison Sophia Dunkin of Granville, Rachel McCulley Kemmerle (Kevin) of Phoenix, Arizona, Lauren McCulley of Newark, Delaware, Hope Ireland of St. Joseph, Michigan and Vincent A. Ireland, IV of St. Joseph, Michigan; seven great-grandchildren: Jack Carmichael, Clara Dunkin, Marilyn Carmichael, Amos and Ezra Carlyle, Jacob Dunkin and Dylan Kemmerle.

She was a 1956 graduate of Fairmont West High School.  She was a member of the West Union Woman’s Club, an avid golfer who loved to travel and visit casinos.

Memorial donations can be made to:                                                                                              Hospice of Central Ohio, 2269 Cherry Valley Rd SE, Newark, OH 43055

There will be a private viewing Monday, August 24th, 2020 at Lafferty Funeral Home followed by a public funeral at 2 PM Monday, August 24, 2020 at Kirker Cemetery in Liberty Township in Adams County.

Lafferty Funeral Home Incorporated of West Union is serving the family.


Amber Prather Dubbs - Aug 22, 2020
I am so sorry to hear this. Our Mothers were such great friends. ❤️🙏🏻