Joy Lee Downs Thielen, 68, of Ashland, KY passed away at KDMC on August 2, 2022. She was born on September 25, 1953 to the late James Paul Downs, Sr. and Ruth Walters Downs of Ashland, KY. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her husband Bruce E. Thielen in 2006.
She was a 1971 graduate of Paul G. Blazer High School and a registered nurse at KDMC and Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital. Joy was also a member of Unity Baptist Church.
In addition to her mother she is survived by her son Johnathan Thielen of Ashland, KY and brothers Ralph Reed Downs and wife Lynda of Russell, KY, James Paul Downs, Jr. of Ashland, KY and David Carleton Downs and wife Suzanne of Versailles, KY.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at 6:00 PM at STEEN FUNERAL HOME-CENTRAL AVENUE CHAPEL and will be officited by David Huffman. Family will receive friends from 5:00 PM until service time at 6:00 PM. A private interment will be in Ashland Cemetery at a later date.
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