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Joy Salmans

d. February 9, 2015

Obituary for Joy Elmira (Worley) Salmans:


NEWTON, KS—Joy Elmira Salmans, 81, died Monday, February 9, 2015 at the Kansas Christian Home in Newton.  She was born Joy Elmira Worley on June 8, 1933 to Chester and Hermie (Goller) Worley in Jetmore, Kansas.  She graduated in 1951 from Hanston High School, Hanston, Kansas.


On June 29, 1951, she married the love of her life, Norman F. Salmans in Jetmore.  She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother.   She worked at St. Francis Hospital as an Xray technician for several years.  She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, cooking, baking and gardening.  She especially loved spending time with her family.  She loved the time she once spent in the Circle 8 Square Dance Club and serving on the St. Mary’s Catholic Church Alter Society.


Joy is survived by her husband, Norman F. Salmans, Newton; four children, Norman “Leon” (Greta) Salmans, Park City; Joseph “Joe” (Julie) Salmans, Cheney; Jack (Wanda) Salmans, Moundridge; and Sharon (Kelby) Harrison, Newton; eleven grandchildren: Brenda Ewert, Ogden, Utah; Barbie Schultz, Spearfish, South Dakota; Brandon Salmans, Spencer, Iowa; Isaiah Salmans, Manhattan; Hannah Salmans, Hutchinson; Rebekah Salmans, Cheney; Shay Salmans, Wichita; Lacey (Rashid) McCowan, Omaha, Nebraska; Keaton Harrison, Grandview, Missouri; Amelia (Fernando) Fierros, Wichita; and Quinton Harrison, Lindsborg; 12 great-grandchildren: Devin, Willie, Macie, Colton, Alanna, Wyatt, Danicka, Daytona, Hunter, Mercutio, Temperance, and D’Angelo; and two great-great grandchildren: Chloe and Kinsley.



She was preceded in death by her parents,  a daughter, Nancy; a son, Chris; her brother Maurice Worley and wife, Mary; her brother Claude “Bud” Worley; grandchildren Jason, Tiffany and Faith.


The Funeral Mass is scheduled for 10:00 am, Thursday, February 12th, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Newton. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at Petersen Funeral Home. The Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be performed at 6:30 pm at the funeral home by Father James Mainzer.  The graveside committal will follow the funeral mass at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.


Memorials are suggested to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in care of the funeral home.  Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online guest book at

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