June 22, 1937 - March 23, 2019
Joy Rosemary Isaacs (neé Mookree) June 22, 1937 to March 23, 2019 Born in Evanston, IL to Henry (Habib Ismael) and Gale Mookree and raised in the Hyde Park area of Chicago. She grew up steps away from Jackson Park, the Science and Industry Museum and the Jackson Park Beach. Joy resided in Chicago, Evanston, Northbrook, Jackson County Indiana, and in her later years in the St. Paul, MN area. She had training in piano, and singing – she was a coloratura soprano, and was a talented artist. She was intensely interested in all animals, especially in cats and dogs. She was also an ardent nature lover and gardener. She received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in nursing and worked as a RN for many years. She was ultimately a perpetual student – a “scientist wannabe” always wanting to learn more about the world. She loved a good conversation and a good argument even more so. She never could eat chocolate without having the evidence on her lips. Joy wandered into a neighborhood church as a child and discovered God and Christianity. Joy always loved the deep spirituality and traditional ceremonies of the Catholic Church. Joy was married to Thomas Aaron Cantrell with whom she raised two daughters. Later in life she was married to Richard Isaacs from Medora, IN. She is survived by her two daughters Carole Joy Cantrell and Sibby Cantrell-Gordon, her son-in-law Jim Gordon and her two grandsons Christian and William Gordon. Joy will be greatly missed. Visitation Friday, April 5, 2019 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Muzyka & Son Funeral Home, 5776 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago. Funeral Saturday, April 6, 2019 10:30 a.m. from the funeral home to St. Constance Church, 5843 W. Strong St., Chicago. Funeral Mass 11:00 a.m. Inurnment will be at All Saints Cemetery at a later date. For more info, please call (773) 545-3800.
Joy Rosemary Isaacs (neé Mookree) June 22, 1937 to March 23, 2019 Born in Evanston, IL to Henry (Habib Ismael) and Gale Mookree and raised in the Hyde Park area of Chicago. She grew up steps away from Jackson Park, the Science and Industry... View Obituary & Service Information
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Joy Rosemary Isaacs (neé Mookree)
June 22, 1937 to March 23,...
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