Kathryn Joyce Shumway, age 81, of McHenry, formerly of Highland Park, passed away Monday, October 16, 2017, at Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington. She was born February 16, 1936 in Kankakee, IL to Carl and Kathryn (Orr) Lueth.
Joyce was a resident of Highland Park for 27 years before moving to McHenry last year so her daughter could care for her. Joyce held the position of General Manager with the Alpha Phi Fraternity at the International Headquarters in Evanston. After the fraternity, she was a valued sales associate at the Lord & Taylor Department Store for over 15 years.
Joyce was very active with the St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. She loved gardening and mowing her lawn. Joyce was a loving mother, caring grandmother, and doting great-grandmother who will live forever in their hearts.
Joyce is survived by two daughters, Susan (Chris) Way, Salianne (Dennis) Nichols; seven grandchildren, Brianne (Scott) Safransky, James Donbar, Christopher Mortimer, Daniel Mortimer, Erin (David) Mishkin, Emily Nichols, Kara Nichols; five great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Emma, Camryn, Logan, Dylan; and her sister, Muriel (Duane) Denault.
In addition to her parents, Joyce was preceded in death by her sisters, Joan Mietzner and Barbara Rodeghero, and her brother, Carl “Skip” Lueth.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, October 21, 2017 at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1235 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette, IL 60091.
The cremation rite was accorded privately.
For those wishing to send an expression of sympathy, her family suggests memorials in Kathryn’s name to St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church Renovation Fund.
Arrangements were entrusted to Justen Funeral Home & Crematory. For information please, call 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for Joyce’s family.
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