Joyce Kinnaman

Obituary of Joyce Kinnaman

Joyce A. Kinnaman, 71, of Noblesville, passed away on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at her home after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born on July, 13, 1946 to Byron and Gwendolyn (Randall) Galbreath in Noblesville, Indiana.

Joyce was a 1964 graduate of Noblesville High School and went on to earn her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Ball State University. She spent 37 years teaching children at Walnut Grove Elementary, Hamilton Heights Elementary, and Hamilton Heights Primary School retiring in 2009. In 2010, she became the assistant director of the TOP Program at First Christian Church where she was also a member for over 50 years. Joyce was also a lifetime member of Phi Beta Psi Sorority whose national project was cancer research. She was an avid reader, enjoyed scrapbooking, loved camping, and traveling with her family.

The most important thing to Joyce was being surrounded by her family which includes her husband of 51 years, Allen Kinnaman; her mother, Gwendolyn Galbreath; her son, Jim (Stacey) Kinnaman; her daughters, Missy (Ryan) Burnside and Ashley (Mike) Black; her sisters, Jo (Gary) Rhodes and Janet (Rick) Jaros; and the lights of her life, her grandchildren, Kayleigh (Okan) Aykar, Shelby Kinnaman, Chelsey Kinnaman, Madison Kinnaman, Wade Kinnaman, Bryce Miller, Ava Black, and Owen Black, and her great grandson, Bennett Graham. Joyce was preceeded in death by her father, Byron.

Visitation will be from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Friday, May 11, 2018 at First Christian Church of Noblesville, 16377 Herriman Blvd., in Noblesville. Services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at the church, with Rev. Cheryl Russell officiating. Burial will be at Crownland Cemetery in Noblesville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Phi Beta Psi Sorority, 58 Hickory Ridge Circle, Cicero, IN, 46034; First Christian Church of Noblesville, 16377 Herriman Blvd., Noblesville, IN 46060; or TOP Program, c/o First Christian Church of Noblesville.