In memory of

Joy Webster

August 4, 1932 - February 28, 2021
From: Waukee, IA | Originally: Sac City, IA
Joy Webster

Joy Webster

Born: August 4, 1932
Died: February 28, 2021
Age: 88
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   Joy Ann Webster, age 88 of Waukee, IA, formerly of Sac City and Early, IA, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 28, 2021, at Urbandale Healthcare Center in Urbandale, IA.   Joy was born on August 4, 1932, to parents Roy and Alice (Pearson) Carnine in Sac City. In August of 1950, she was united in marriage to Don Rehm and together they had four children: Mari, Mike, Jeannie, and Bill.  In September of 1984, she married Wilmer Webster. 
   Joy was very proud to be a grandmother and great-grandmother.  She loved playing cards and was sought out as a skilled bridge partner.  Joy enjoyed dancing, especially on Sunday nights at Lakewood Ballroom in Lake View.  She loved to travel and often took trips to Southern California.  She also visited Wisconsin and Kansas City to see family often.  Joy was an excellent swimmer and at one time, swam across Blackhawk Lake in Lake View. 
   Joy was the Valedictorian of Sac City High School’s Class of 1950.  She always wished she could have attended college to study history and law.  During her high school career, Joy was the lead majorette and taught baton twirling in her front yard. 
   In her free time, you could find Joy reading a book.  She always enjoyed reading and writing and was thrilled about becoming a paid author when two of her stories she wrote about family life, were published in “Our Iowa” magazine.  Joy was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sac City where she grew up and later on became a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Early for several years before she moved to Waukee, where she then became a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church.  She was a good and kind friend to many and will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved her.
   Joy is survived by her children: Mari (Jim) Kemis of Ankeny, IA, Mike (Kim) Rehm of West Des Moines, IA, Jeannie (Tom) Frana of Bloomington, MN, and Bill (Kim) Rehm of Chaska, MN; grandchildren: Derek (Ashley) Rehm, Anna (Adam) Douglas, Samantha (Brett) Irigoin, Jason (Julia) Kemis, Jack Artley, and Rebecca Rehm; great-grandchildren: Scarlett, Sloan, Olivia, and Rowyn Douglas, Jameson and Aspen Irigoin, and Russell Rehm; brothers: Dale Carnine of Parkville, MO, and Joe (Shirley) Carnine of Amery, WS; brother-in-law Ed (Mairlys) Rehm of Sac City, IA; many nieces, nephews, extended family members, and friends.
   She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands Don Rehm and Wilmer Webster; sisters Gwen Gibbons and Marge Johnson; and brothers Don and Duane Carnine.

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St. Joseph - Wall Lake Iowa Catholic Church Facebook
Mass of the Christian Burial
11:00 a.m., Saturday
March 6, 2021
St. Marys Catholic Church
Sac City, Iowa

Father Joe Dillinger
Deacon Butch Stone
One hour prior to service
10:00 - 11:00 a.m., Saturday
March 6, 2021
St. Marys Catholic Church
Sac City, Iowa
Oakland Cemetery
Sac City, Iowa
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Passcode: Webster


Sunday, March 7, 2021 at 8:16 PM
“To the family of Joy Webster. We are sorry to hear about Joy's passing. It was always enjoyable talking to her when we would see her, and later I was able to visit with her when she would call me from her new home in Waukee. She was such a great friend to Mom who always cherished her friendship. Our sympathies to all of you. Connie”
- Connie Vogel
Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 11:01 AM
“I go to church at St. Boniface in Waukee. A few years ago, while teaching faith formation classes, we chose Joy to connect with and had the children make cards and notes periodically to send to her. Joy liked to meet the kids, so we would go visit her at times. Close to Christmastime, we went to see her and played bingo, drew pictures, had deserts and Joy told stories of Christmas past. It was so wonderful to meet with her, the kids all enjoyed their time with her. She really was a true Joy.”
- Brenda Doud
Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 11:01 AM
“My dear Aunt Joy, you were alway one of the brightest lights in my life. I will never forget you rest in peace. Linda Kennedy”
- Linda Kennedy
Friday, March 5, 2021 at 9:43 AM
“Joy was aptly named. She brought joy into our world in many ways, especially through her children, their children and their children. She was a joy to be with and will be deeply missed. We pray for comfort for all she touched. Joy, your peace is now assured.”
- Mike and Judy Coverdale
Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 6:54 PM
“I enjoyed many bridge games with Joy. Also enjoyed our conversations at the library when she came to find an interesting and challenging new book or series. Our prayers are with all of you.”
- Nancy Domino
Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 6:54 PM
“Joy worked alongside me when I served as a psychologist with West Iowa Community Mental Health Center in Sac City during the late eighties. What an invaluable resource she proved to be! Not only did Joy know everything about Sac City and everyone who lived there, but she had great people skills that made my job during those farm crisis years a whole lot easier. We were reunited in the nineties when we both worked with Carroll Psychiatry in its Sac City office, and by then had grown to be friends as well as colleagues. Joy knew me well enough to realize that I would enjoy hearing the news that she had become a published author before me, although she probably didn't also realize that her literary success late in her own life became a source of motivation for me and my own writings. Proud as she was to have seen her pieces in print, however, she was always prouder of her children, to whom I direct these condolences because Joy's passing is indeed a loss.”
- John Warren Van Ness, Ph.D.
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 2:44 PM
“The loss of JOY is a loss of joy to so many people .. My prayers and thoughts go to all her Family and Friends . Playing Bridge with Joy was always a great experience . She taught me so much about the game and a little about life . She will be missed . ”
- Judy Stauffer
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 9:44 AM
“We wish the entire family our profound sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Joy was great to know and loved her families. Quite an aggressive card player in the Bridge circle. A cheerful soul. Susan & Steve”
- Susan Wilson
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 4:07 PM
“We are so sorry for the passing of Aunt Joy. Our heart filled condolences to her loving family. May you find comfort in knowing she was loved and will be missed. ”
- Bradley and Anna-Marcelle Carnine
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 4:07 PM
“Jeannie and family, Your mom lead a full and long life and now rests peacefully in the arms of Jesus. Her chains are gone. ”
- Jane Ellis
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