Joyce “Joy’ (Evans)
Anton, age 75, of Valparaiso, IN passed away on Monday, February 3, 2020.
She was born on
June 28, 1944, in Gary, IN, to Douglas and Lorine (Pearson) Evans.
Joyce is survived
by her children, Michael R. (Julie) Anton III, Julie E. (Christopher)
Braveman, Douglas W. Anton, James P. (Nicole) Anton, and Megan K. (Richard)
Levendowski; sister, Marsha (David) McMurray; cousin, Rose Mary (Edward)
Neill; grandchildren, Cole, Ellie, Casey, Anna, Holly, Hayden, Chae,
Abigail, Sophia and Vivian. She is also survived by many special nephews and
She was preceded in
death by her parents, Douglas and Lorine Evans.
Joy graduated from
Portage High School. She went on to graduate from Iowa University and
obtained her master's degree from Valparaiso University. She had a thirst
for knowledge and enjoyed inspiring all those around her. Joy retired after
20 years of teaching within the Duneland School Corporation at Liberty
Middle (Intermediate) School. She was a dedicated teacher who had an
immeasurable impact on generations of students who remember her to this day.
During her children's young years she was very involved with Liberty
Recreation. She had a strong love for reading and was an active member of
her neighborhood book club. Joy was an avid Jeopardy fan and home
participant. She enjoyed watching Nascar and the Olympics. She was an
especially proud Hawkeye and loved joking about it with the kids when they
would beat the Boilermakers.
family and friends will be held on Friday, February 7, 2020, at Edmonds &
Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN, from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00
p.m. with a Time of Sharing beginning at 7:00 p.m.
may be made to Duneland Education Foundation, 411 S. 5th St., Suite 1,
Chesterton, IN 46304.
may be made to the family at www.ee-fh.com