Panhandle Post

Joan O. Kornrumph (Joy), 85

Published 2019-09-06T19:34:51.020Z

Joan O. Kornrumph (Joy), 85, died peacefully at the Birches in Concord, NH on August 15, 2019 after battling over 6 years with Alzheimers.

Joy is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Shannon Michaels of Pembroke, NH and her brother Wayne Ylen in Texas and her sister Lily Strom in Michigan. Joy also had two grandchildren Kyle and Kaley and many nieces and nephews.


Joy was a Captain in the US Air Force and earned a BA from Northland, MA from U of Alaska, MBA from U of Alabama and an Education degree from Rollins College

Joy worked as a guidance counselor and english teacher at Lyman High School '70 - 92 while serving in the Air Force Reserve's 919th Aero Squadron at Eglin AFB. She was a long time member of TOPS club. She was a fixture in her Park Manor community where she rode her bike daily and attended Atonement and Hope Lutheran church. She always loved working with and helping young people. She was kind, compassionate, generous, loyal, and faithful. Her life mattered, and that's the Joy we will remember and honor.


A funeral is scheduled for September 15 at 10:00am at Woodlawn Cemetery. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Joy’s life. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to your church or Alzheimers research.