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Joy Anne (Quisenberry) Bayless

October 25, 1938 ~ March 10, 2020 (age 81)


Joy Anne (Quisenberry) Bayless, age 81, of Crawfordsville, passed away on March 10, 2020 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born on October 25, 1938 in Lebanon to William and Mary (McNutt) Quisenberry.

Joy graduated from Alamo High School in 1956, where she was a cheerleader for 4 years. She married the love of her life, Jerry Bayless, on September 7, 1958 in Yountsville. She was a loving mother and homemaker. She loved the outdoors, and enjoyed gardening and watching birds; was always cooking and canning, but most of all she loved spending time with her family; planning family dinners and attending her grandchildren’s sporting events. She was the glue that held the family together. She was always smiling and always put others before herself. She was loved by everyone, was a big hugger, never knew a stranger, and will be missed by many.

She is survived by her husband, Jerry Bayless, three children, Greg Bayless, Brenda (Robert Warnick) Bayless, and Brian (Samantha) Bayless; two sisters, Nancy (Kenny) Moore and Janet (Jim) May; one brother, Morris Quisenberry; five grandchildren, Kris Posthauer, Greg Posthauer, Jessika (Marcus) Manges, Zackary (Lindsay) Bayless, and Alek Bayless; 7 great grandchildren and one on the way; and several nieces and nephews.

Joy is preceded in death by her parents and brother, Jim Quisenberry.

A memorial visitation will be held at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S Washington St in Crawfordsville on Friday, March 13, 2020 from 5:00 - 8:00pm. Share memories and condolences online at

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March 13, 2020

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sanders Priebe Funeral Care
315 S Washington St`
Crawfordsville, IN 47933

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