Joy earned her Master’s degree then became a teacher at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School in Colusa for many years. She also taught at various public schools throughout Colusa County. Joy was a member of the Colusa County Fair Board, Stagehands Theater group, 4H, and several Agricultural Boards. She enjoyed traveling, theater, reading and attending concerts.
Joy is survived by her daughter Samantha Shifflett of Chico, son Adam Shifflett of Maxwell, mother Eunice Dennis of Maxwell, brothers Kevin Dennis and Steve Dennis both of Maxwell.
Preceded in death by her husband Chester C. Shifflett, Jr. and father Lincoln C. Dennis
Memorial contributions may be made in Joy’s name to the American Heart Association P.O. Box 742030 Los Angeles, CA 90074-2030 or Stagehands Theater P.O. Box 731Colusa, CA 95932
Visitations will be held from 5:00 – 8:00p.m. With a Rosary service beginning at 7:00p.m. Tuesday, July 1st at the McNary-Moore Chapel 107 5th Street Colusa. Funeral Mass is scheduled at 10:00a.m. Wednesday July 2nd at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Maxwell followed by the committal service at the Maxwell Cemetery.