Patricia “Joy” DeLisle Plummer passed away on Saturday October 20, 2018 after battling with cancer. Joy was born on June 17, 1964 in Kenya, Africa to Bill and Kathy (Smith) DeLisle while they were working for the newly independent Kenyan Government. She grew up on a cattle ranch just south of Bingham, Nebraska. Joy attended Bingham Elementary School and graduated in 1982 from Hyannis High School in Hyannis, NE. While in High School she was active in drama, band and many other activities. Her senior year she was the Editor of the Yearbook and the Drum Major for the Band. She graduated from Anderson College, Indiana in 1986 with a degree in Secondary Education, specializing in English and Theater. After having several leading roles as well as Stage Management college experience, Joy had a lifelong passion for the performing arts.
Joy’s life was dedicated to serving the Lord by caring for those in need. Her heart was especially open to those whom society ignored, neglected or marginalized. From 1999 to 2003 Joy and her family served the Church of God (Anderson) as missionaries to the Massai in Tanzania. While there, she was Ordained by the Church of God in Tanzania. Joy served as the Director of Operation Love in Anderson for 10 years and was an active member of South Meridian Church of God. In 2014 she moved to Liberal, KS to be pastor of the South Church of God. Returning to Muncie in June 2016 to address her health, she was active at Maple Grove Church of God teaching children and serving others.
Joy was dedicated to her two children, Claire and Seth. She loved all animals, family gatherings, decorating and helping others. Her kind heart, loving spirit and Godly compassion impacted many people. To the end she was praying for those around her.
Joy was preceded in death by her grandparents Herman and Lavera (Morgan) Smith, grandmother Mary McCarty (husband Herb), and grandfather Earl DeLisle. She is survived by her parents Bill and Kathy (Smith) Delisle, her brother Steve DeLisle (wife Tina), her son Seth Plummer, daughter Claire Plummer Swier (husband Chris), nephew Ben DeLisle and niece Kelly DeLisle.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at:
Maple Grove Church of God
2729 E. 38th St.
Anderson, Indiana, 46013
Thursday, October 25th at 1:00 PM.
Friends will be received for 2 hours before the service.
Steve DeLisle - Brother of Joy DeLisle Plummer
If you want to send a personal expression of sympathy to Joy's surviving family members, these are the addresses given: Bill and Kathy DeLisle, 2406 W. Sherman Dr, Muncie IN 47304, email c/o firstname.lastname@example.org; Rev. Steve and Tina DeLisle, 9500 Hickory Hills Dr, Muncie IN 47303, email@example.com; Seth Plummer, c/o 9500 Hickory Hills Dr, Muncie IN 47303, firstname.lastname@example.org; Claire and Chris Swier, c/o 9500 Hickory Hills Dr, Muncie IN 47303, email@example.com.
Let us remember Joy's bereaved family members in our prayers.
- David L. Coolidge (Anderson College: BS '57, Anderson School of Theology: '60-'62,
Christian Theological Seminary: MSM '66, Anderson University: DSM '02)
Pastor of Worship and Arts Emeritus
Park Place Church of God, Anderson IN