Funeral Details


Funeral Details

Joy W. Elder


Interment - Private


Chicago Jewish Funerals
8851 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, Illinois 60077
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Saturday from 7PM to 9:30PM
Havdallah and Minyan at 8:15PM

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All services are in Youngstown, Ohio

Memorial Contributions

Association of Jewish Libraries
P.O. Box 1118
Teaneck, New Jersey 07666
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington, DC 20024-2126
The charity of your choice


Joy W. Elder nee Wiener, 87.
Beloved wife of the late Leonard Spiegel and the late James Elder. Loving mother of Beth (the late Paul) Okun, Charles (Leslie) Elder and Bruce (Rona) Elder; step-children Jonathan Spiegel, Rebecca (David) Grossman and Robert (Mira) Spiegel. Proud grandmother of Sandy (Tim) Lacy, Jeffrey Okun (Jessica Wilson), Jacob Elder (Emily Seynaeve), Isaiah Elder, Joshua Elder, Noah Elder and Eli Elder; step-grandmother of Alexis Spiegel, Alyssa Spiegel, Rhiana Ruddy, Caralyn Grossman, Zoe Spiegel and Aaron Spiegel. Cherished great grandmother of Fletcher Lacy and Melarene Lacy. All services are in Youngstown, OH. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Association of Jewish Libraries, P.O. Box 1118, Teaneck, NJ 07666, , the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, P.O. BOX 1852, Highland Park, IL 60035, or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Lynn Sanders

I loved Joy with all my heart. But I wasn't alone in those feelings. She radiated joy and love to everyone who met her. We often sat next to each during Shabbat services, and her smiling presence always brightened my day. I know she was dearly loved by everyone who spoke with her... almost like a second mother to Congregation Hakafa. She also was a fan of my children's book, and asked me more than once when I was going to write another book. Thank you, Joy, for being such a radiant, loving presence in my life. I'm grateful to have known you. You will always be in my heart.
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