On July 26, 2020, Debra (Debbi) Lynn Joiner of Garden City, MO passed away surrounded by family in her home after a short, but hard fought battle with pancreatic cancer. Debbi was born on April 23, 1960 to Richard Elliott and Loretta Elliott at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. She is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, Kelly Joiner of Garden City, MO; her daughter, Amanda Grimsley (Josh) of Adrian, MO; son, Brandon Joiner (Jesi) of Lee’s Summit, MO; and son, Colby Joiner (Holly) of Lone Jack, MO; mom, Sharon Elliott of Belton, MO; and grandchildren Josie Gann, Leevi, Maycee and Rylee Grimsley, Adelyn and Camden Joiner, Mylee and Logynn Joiner. She is also survived by her siblings, Richard Elliott (Tracy) of Oklahoma; Rhonda Phillips of Arizona;Mark Creswell (Dawn) of Grain Valley, MO; and Dale Creswell (Carla) of Oak Grove, MO.
She was preceded in death by her father, Richard Elliott; mother, Loretta Elliott, and infant granddaughter, Cassidy Grimsley.
On August 29, 1980, Debbi was united in marriage to Kelly LeRay Joiner at the First Baptist Church, Lee's Summit, Missouri.
Debbi was known to all as a devoted and loving wife, mom and nana who enjoyed spending her free time at the lake with “her people”, who were both family and friends who became family. The highlight of her life was spending quality time and creating special memories with her grandbabies. Debbi worked for Palmer Electric as a Project Coordinator for the last nine years. In the words of Debbi, until we meet her again, it’s not goodbye, but “Toodles”.
Cremation. A Celebration of Life Service was held Saturday, August 1, 2020 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, Missouri.
The family received friends Saturday, August 1, 2020 at the funeral home.
The family strongly requests no flowers. Donations may be sent to Golden Valley Memorial Hospice of Clinton, MO https://www.gvmh.org/about/foundation/ in honor of Debbi.