Joy Marie Turek, age 70, died unexpectedly on May 19, 2015, at Wesley Hospital in Wichita. She was born August 15, 1944 at Lyons, the daughter of George and Vera Sargent Moore.
Joy attended school in Chase and was a cheerleader for the Chase Jinx during her high school years. After graduation on May 17, 1962 she moved to Wichita and worked for Southwestern Bell. On April 16, 1966 she married Gene Turek and moved to their farm north of South Haven. As a “small town girl” she knew nothing of the farm. She adapted quickly and soon became a vital part of the operation. She eventually helped to raise hundreds of sheep, cattle, acres of crops and took many meals to the field all the while raising four children and never missing an event any of them were involved in.