Joy D. Hollingsworth, 80, of Ottawa, passed away Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, at Ransom Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, at Dengel & Son Mortuary. Family will meet with friends from 1-2 p.m. Friday at the mortuary. Interment Highland Cemetery, Ottawa. The family suggests memorial contributions to Wellsville Retirement Community c/o Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory, Ottawa, Kansas 66067. Family and friends are encouraged to post their condolences and memories on Joy’s Tribute Wall at

Joy was born September 4, 1938, in Topeka, the daughter of Kenneth and Deloris (Cook) Griffin. She was a lifelong Ottawa resident.

Joy was united in marriage to Larry Hollingsworth on Aug. 7, 1954, in Ottawa. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include children, Vicki Pulis and husband, Steve, of Ottawa; Kathy Benjamin and husband; Dent; also of Ottawa; and Jerry Hollingsworth, of Overbrook; four grandchildren, Justin Ferris and wife, Valerie, of Gardner; Ryan Pulis; of Ponca City, Oklahoma; Dustin Benjamin, of Ottawa; and Russel Benjamin and wife, Tiffany, also of Ottawa; step-grandson, Gene Ferris, of Richmond; and great-grandson, Berkley Benjamin of Ottawa.

She was preceded in death by her parents and infant brother, Gary Kenneth Griffin.

Joy worked in the clerical departments of Gibson’s, Pamida and Walmart from October 1970 until retiring in May 2006.

She enjoyed going to the casino playing the penny slot machines, bird watching and was an avid reader. In her younger years, she enjoyed fishing and hunting. Above all, Joy loved spending time with her whole family.