She was born Jan. 13, 1920, in Clay County, the daughter of Olus and Anna Long Aker.
Joy graduated from Van Buren High School and later married Joseph M. Green. He preceded her in death in September of 1992.
Joy was well known in Clay County for providing Kindergarten in her home prior to the public schools. She held both morning and afternoon sessions in her home for more than 10 years.
She was a member of the Harmony United Methodist Church and was active in the past with many positions in the church. She was a past member of the OES in Knightsville.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Joe, sisters Maude Beeler, Clysta Withers, Claris Smith and Lochiel France, and brother Warren Aker.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law Janna and Rick Short, grandchildren Kasey Buell and husband Scott, and Shaun Short, great-grandchildren Lainy and Zac Bull, sister-in-law Virginia Aker, many nieces, nephews and extended family.
Services will take place at 11 a.m., Friday, at French Funeral Home, with Rev. Myron James officiating. Burial will follow at Calcutta Cemetery.
Visitation will take place Thursday, from 5-8 p.m.
Light a candle in her memory at www.frenchfuneralhome.com.