Johanna “Joy” M. Thomas, nee Gintz, 60, of Waterloo, IL, born Monday, January 18, 1960, in Belleville, IL, passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in Saint Louis, MO.
Joy was a secretary for St. Agatha Church. She was a Past President of St. Clair County Home Extension, avid euchre player, fisherman, animal lover and baker. On nice days you could always find Joy on the back deck feeding her hundreds of hummingbirds.
She was preceded in death by her:
- parents, Ervin J. and JoAnn, nee Hessler, Gintz Jr.
Surviving are her:
- husband, David C. Thomas of Waterloo, IL
- Ervin Gintz III of Belleville, IL
- Joseph Gintz of Quincy, IL
- Jeffery Gintz of Belleville, IL
- Jimmy Gintz of Belleville, IL
- mother-in-law, Shirley Thomas
- Carol, nee Thomas, Lawrence
- Susan, nee Thomas, Antonovich
- loving nieces, nephews; and fur babies, Daisy and Flash.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the family at Kurrus Funeral Home, 1773 Frank Scott Parkway West, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Interment at Glenn Cemetery, Ava, IL.
So many memories, but remember staying with Joy and Dave years ago in the Dawn Heights house to go duck hunting.. Camping in the old black truck and camper at Rend Lake. To recent times at Kinkaid and hanging out in Gramd Tower. Joy will be terribly missed , but I am gonna remember all the good times spent with Joy.
Jeff I am so sorry to hear of another loss for you is a short time. Please accept my sincere condolences.
To Joy’s family,
She was such a sweet girl, I remember years ago swimming at her Parents lake in Belleville, those days when all the guys played softball…Joy bowled with us, and also sat at many softball games..Joy, me, Joann Garland. Those were the fun days..Take care of yourself..and I’m so sorry to hear this very sad new…
Sincere Sympathy…..Diana Borger-Savoia…..
DAVE , SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS . THE ANGELS WILL WATCH OVER AND BE WITH YOU
Is this the Jim Quick that worked at Central Hardware years ago??
One of my Lost and Found kids! She always had a smile. Say hello to our other members that have gone on ahead!
Our Deepest sympathy
Marty and Opal Shanks
Don and I want to offer our deepest condolences. A life time ago we spent so much time together when we lived in Dawn Heights and most of our free time revolved around softball. I had just recently connected with Joy on FB. Did not have a chance to really catch up. Sending everyone all our support. Dave, please know we care and hope to catch up with you some day. Blessings and Prayers, Don and Susan Blumhorst
Joe and I send our deepest condolences.
Joy was a beautiful soul. She always made you feel special.
I enjoyed spending time with her when we’d meet for lunch.
I especially enjoyed the fish fry Joe and I attended in Waterloo.
I’m going to miss our lunch dates and her beautiful smile.
May God bless all family and friends in this time of sorrow.