Joy Elaine Arnold

Joy Elaine Arnold, age 76, of Las Vegas, passed away on Saturday, September 30, 2017. Joy was born July 29, 1941 in Chicago, IL to the late Louis and Helen Hatfield. She grew up in Chicago and attended Hyde Park High School. Joy met the love of her life, Gardner Arnold, and they married on October 15, 1960 in Chicago, IL. Joy's name was fitting as she truly brought joy to everyone she met and everything she did. Joy's passion was taking care of family and friends and to fill life with beauty and fun. With Gardner, her husband, always at her side, their cooking and entertaining was legendary. Always putting others ahead of herself, Joy organized, planned and created family traditions that her family will cherish forever. Joy is survived by her husband of 57 years, Gardner Arnold; children Lori (Tom) Anderson of Carmel, IN; Jeff Arnold of St Augustine, FL and Steve (Tammy) Arnold of Munster, IN; grandchildren Carly (Tom) Stewart of Chicago, Sam Anderson of Chicago, Haley Anderson of Denver, CO, Jordan Arnold of New York, NY, Jessica (Ryan) Kenton of St Augustine, FL, and Adam Arnold, Jack Arnold, Clay Arnold and Max Arnold all of Munster, IN; great grandchildren Conner Kenton and Spencer Kenton of St Augustine, FL; and siblings Stanley (Diane) Hatfield and Arthur (J.E.) Hatfield. A Memorial Service will be held on October 15, 2017 at the Centennial Park Clubhouse, 1005 S. Centennial Drive, Munster, IN 46321. The Visitation will be held from 1:00 – 5:00 pm, with a Memorial Service from 3:00-3:30pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to The American Lung Association or The Hospice Center of your choosing.