Joy Marie Ickes

December 18, 1944 - May 3, 2021
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Joy Marie Ickes of Plainfield, Ohio, passed on to be reunited with her mother, Margaret (McCombs) Bieleski-Cole and her father, Franklin Bieleski on Monday, May 3, 2021 at Community Hospice House at New Philadelphia. She was born December 18, 1944 at Dennison, Ohio.

Joy was a hardworking wife, mother, grandmother, …

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Joy Marie Ickes of Plainfield, Ohio, passed on to be reunited with her mother, Margaret (McCombs) Bieleski-Cole and her father, Franklin Bieleski on Monday, May 3, 2021 at Community Hospice House at New Philadelphia. She was born December 18, 1944 at Dennison, Ohio.

Joy was a hardworking wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.

She always went out of her way to make her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren happy. She always wanted things to be better for them growing up than it was for her. She had a lifelong love for painting, reading and gardening. Her most favorite thing was making sure everyone got something to eat when they visited and nobody was going home hungry.

Joy was raised by her grandparents and other relatives from the time she was 8 years old. Her father died fighting for our country in World War II, fighting against the oppression of the roots of his family. Her mother also passed away when she was 8 years old. While being raised by her grandparents, she learned to make do with what you have and learned about gardening. Growing up, she also learned about the value of family. As she started to raise her own family she used the skills taught by her family to make the simple things seem to be great for her own children. She would mend our clothes or even make us new clothes when necessary. She cooked the most amazing food and would make do with anything she had. When we were young kids, she would often make egg gravy and toast. A few years ago we asked her why she stopped making it and she told us she only made it because that was all she could afford at the time. We told her we missed the gravy and we thought it was great.

We love you and will miss you.

Joy was preceded in death by her parents, Franklin and Margaret Bieleski, her brother, Bill Cole and a granddaughter, Annette Reynolds.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Alden L. Ickes, brother, Jim (Terry) Bieleski, sister, Cindy Hamilton, daughter, Lora (Dan) Freed, son, Alden “Buck” (Moana) Ickes II, son, Scott (Lisa) Ickes, daughter, Pam (Ron) Allan, daughter, Sharon (Shon) Brown, grandchildren, Matthew, Stephanie, Nathan, James, Karen, Andrea, Jeff, Brian, Kodie, Casey, Adam, 12 great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild.

Cremation will take place through the care of the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia and a private family gathering of remembrance will be held.

Although Mom loved flowers, she didn’t care to watch cut flowers die, she loved to watch them live. Thanks to everyone for their thoughts and prayers.

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Born: December 18, 1944
Died: May 3, 2021

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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Chris and Karen Norman posted on 5/7/21

We are very sorry to hear of the families lost Joy was clearly a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother. But to us Joy was just the best neighbor anyone could ever have. Chris and Joy enjoyed garden and birdwatching conversations. And We both will miss seeing and talking to Joy on the porch. Our thoughts and prayers for the entire Ickes family. God Bless Chris and Karen Norman

 

Dave and Ruth Meese posted on 5/6/21

To Alden,Lora, Cindy and family: So sorry for your loss. Our prayers and sympathy are with you all.God Bless.

 

Lisa posted on 5/5/21

To all her family we send our love and prayers. So sorry for your loss. Clay and Lisa Stanley

 

Purdum’s posted on 5/5/21

Sincere condolences. We all have fond memories of Joy and share in your sorrow. Jeanne, Dallas, Tim, and Ryan

 

Greg Curry posted on 5/5/21

Dear Jim, our deepest sympathies on the loss of your sister. She sounds as if she were one tough lady. Wish we had known her. We are thinking of you and Terry at this difficult time. Our prayers are with you as well. ??? Greg and Karen

 

Angela Labuski posted on 5/5/21

Thank you for saving me....even when you didn't know you were!!!

 

Angela Labuski posted on 5/5/21

My sympathies and prayers are with each and every one of you!!! Mom was one of a kind!!! She was beautiful inside and out. Her family meant everything to her and there is no better way to honor and keep her memory alive than to get together and reminisce about all the good times she brought to everyone else!!!

 

Terry Bieleski posted on 5/4/21

So sorry. We will miss her. Although we didn't get to visit often, our early times together when our children were young playing, visiting. Sadly missed by her brother, Jim, sister-in-law Terry.

 

Jayne Hawk posted on 5/4/21

Jim and Terry I’m so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort from your family and friends during this difficult time.

 

Patty lenarz posted on 5/4/21

I'm so sorry for the family's, we were neighbors growing up with joy kids. I enjoy her company talking laughs and Allen took us on a motorcycle ride. We will miss you, rest in peace. Prayers for the family. Love and hugs patty lenarz

 

Juanita Rennicker posted on 5/4/21

Buck, Mo and Family So Sorry for Your Loss.

 

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