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Joy Irene Shattuck


Joy Irene Shattuck, age 69 of Lowell, passed peacefully with family by her side on October 25,2022. Joy was born on August 20, 1953, and was a lifelong resident of Lowell, Michigan. She will be remembered by the love of her life, Robert Bruce Shattuck, as a loving, devoted, and dedicated wife. Joy is survived by her children, Tashia (Nathan) Lavallee and Robert “Buck” (Kristen) Shattuck; 7 grandchildren who she cherished dearly, Cody (Bethany) Lavallee, Ceagan Lavallee, Chandler Lavallee, Talen Shattuck, Zayne Shattuck, and Grayson Shattuck; brothers, Joe (Sherry) Strouse, Ray (Joyce) Strouse, and Michael (Gloria) Organek; many nieces and nephews, but close to her heart were Shane (Bobbie) Shattuck and Robert (Beth) Martin. Joy was graced by God and called Grandma by Lyn Melby, a special young lady who loved Joy endlessly. She was preceded in death by her parents, Vernon and Lura Stouse and Robert and Ellen Shattuck; sister, Kay Menzel, and brother-in-law, Larry Shattuck.

Joy was a dedicated team member at Meijer, serving the deli for many years. She loved to scratch lottery tickets; the family is sure the Michigan ticket sales will now plumet. Joy loved having a busy full house especially when it was her grandchildren. Her love for her grandkids was immeasurable. Each one of them held a special spot in Grandma’s heart. If you were lucky enough to know Joy, you knew she was genuine, kind, caring, feisty, witty, and quick to respond. She was known for opening her home to all her kid’s friends, the door was always unlocked, stove always stoked, and blankets on the back of the couch. If you called her Momma Joy, it’s because she loved you first. She will be immensely missed by those close to her.

Visitation will be held, 1-3PM, Tuesday, November 1, 2022, at Roth-Gerst Chapel, 305 N. Hudson St., Lowell, MI 49331. With a Celebration of Life following at 3PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shattuck family to help assist with funeral expenses.

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21 Responses

  1. She surely will be missed. A loyal, funny, and kind woman. Prayers to her husband, kids, grandkids and other family.

  2. Sorry to the Shattuck family for there Los she was a great women I was always a joy to see her and chat with her

  3. I met this remarkable woman years ago when my husband and I purchased her parents home. As our children grew so did our friendship. Joy help me through the rough times. It was always a pleasure to see her and talk with her. I will miss you Joy .

  4. Joy and I were friends in high school. We lost touch over the years. We would bump into each other at Meijer occasionally. My condolences to her family, so sorry for your loss. RIP Joy!!

  5. I had the honor to work with her for not long enough at Meijer. Her spunky smile will be missed so much! Her Lowell Meijer family and community is better because of knowing and working with her.

  6. Sorry from your lost Shattuck Family! Joy was a great team member to work with in the Deli! She will be missed at Meijer!

  7. My heart is so sad and even though I didn’t get to see or talk to you a lot, my life was better for knowing you. All my love and prayers to the entire family.

  8. Joy was such an honest and forthright woman! No filters certainly applied to this awesome lady! I am so sorry for your huge loss, a void like this will never fill in…just remember she has instilled in you all she was! If you need a “no filter” fix, come on over, I’ll do my best to help…Seriously, I am so sorry, she will never be forgotten…
    Love and hugs,
    Nancy Williams (Bob’s mom)

  9. Tasha and all the Shattuck Family, Joy will be deeply missed. She always knew how to brighten your day always had a smile to share with everyone she met. Praying for your family during this difficult time.

  10. My condolences to Joy’s family.
    I was a classmates of Joy’s from K-12th grade.
    We often saw each other around town, and would chat a bit then go on our way. She loved her family dearly.
    I will miss her smiles when shopping at Meijer.
    Rest in peace, Joy

  11. I met Joy thru work. We always asked each other when we were going to retire. All she wanted was to retire and be with her family. You will be missed and thought of often. RIP Freind

  12. Joy worked for me for many years at the Meijer Deli. She was a devoted employee and a kind hearted person. I know she will be missed by her family because she dearly loved them all and usually the topic of many conversations at work. So sorry to hear of her passing.

  13. My sincerest sympathies to the family. I have known Joy for many many years. I have not seen her in quite some time but would catch up with her at Meijer and talk about grand babies with her. She had a free spirit and will be missed. Again. I am sorry for your loss.

  14. We are so sorry for your loss – Bob, Tashia, Bob and all the family. We have been neighbors for years. Will miss seeing her go early to Meijers to work. She loved her family greatly. There is a big hole in the family now, but we are sending prayers for all of you. Rest well Joy.

  15. We are very sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with all of you

  16. I am so sorry to hear about Joy, and I found ???? out to late to come to her Celebration of life ????. My heart ❤️ ???? ???? is with you all. Her and I worked together at McDonald’s in Lowell in “90” something. Maybe 90 or 91? I can’t remember. Oh man I loved her. She was an old girlfriend of my husband’s, b4 my time. Yes her and I had some spats, but I still loved her. She will be greatly missed. Everytime we would drive by ur house ????, I would think of her. And to see all the work u’ve done on it. It’s really nice. God Be With you all God Bless Everyone.

  17. I will miss talking to you at meijer. I loved how you said what you felt, you were honest that way. RIH Joy, you will be missed terribly.

  18. DearestTasha and family,
    I just read the news of your moms passing. I’m so very sorry to hear this. I’ll worry endlessly about Ceagan, as he loves so fiercely! I sure will miss my Deli chats with Joy, where she kept me updated on all of you! I’ll pray that your memories carry you through this difficult time.

  19. So sorry to hear the loss of a wonderful woman. Joy was a hard worker and will be missed by family and friends. May you rest in peace God Bless. ????

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