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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