She was pre-deceased by her father, Earl Boaz and a brother. She is survived by her husband, Larry Elam; two daughters, Lori Morgan and Emily Libla; her mother, Reva Boaz; a brother, Jerry Boaz (Kathy); a sister, Kathy Lewis; two grandchildren, Devin and Celeste; numerous nieces and nephews.
A private family memorial service will be held at the Meyers Northland Chapel in Parkville. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to Gentiva Hospice, c/o of Meyers Funeral Chapel 401 Main St., Parkville, MO 64152. Memories of Joy and condolences to the family may be shared at www.meyersfuneralchapel.com