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Joy Belt

Joy Janet (McQueen) Belt, 86 of Glenwood, Iowa entered into rest on March 17, 2017 in Glenwood, Iowa. She was born February 6, 1931 in Modale, Iowa to Vernon Charles & Maude (Alexander) McQueen. She was united in marriage to Melvin Alfred Belt on April 19, 1948 in Hiawatha, Kansas. To this union five children were born, Paul, Steven, Linda, Roger and Thomas.

Joy was an assistant manager at Place’s and Pamida, as well as keeping books for Mel’s Auto Body Shop. She had a passion for gardening and could identify all flowers. Joy loved to feed the birds and squirrels on her deck, taking walks at the nature trails and going on Sunday drives through the countryside. She saw beauty in all of nature, something that she passed onto her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Joy found pleasure in sewing clothes and embroidering pillow cases. While she liked many things, her greatest joy came from being a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

Preceding Joy in passing were her parents, husband and brother Vernon “Buzz” Charles McQueen, Jr. Survivors include her children, Paul Belt (Cheryl) of Cantonment, Florida, Steven Belt (Sally) of Phoenix, Arizona, Linda Barbour (late, Ed) of Glenwood, Iowa, Roger Belt (Shawn) of Glenwood, Iowa, Tom Belt (Arlene) of Glenwood, Iowa; 17 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, extended relatives and many friends.

Interment will be in the Glenwood Cemetery, Glenwood, Iowa.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

Visitation:Monday, March 20, 2017
1:00 PM
212 S. Locust St.
Glenwood, IA51534

Service:Monday, March 20, 2017
2:00 PM
212 S. Locust St.
Glenwood, IA51534

5 Condolences

  • Becky Fasnacht Pugsley Posted March 18, 2017 12:00 am

    Linda and family,

    So sorry for the loss of your mother. Linda, I always enjoyed seeing you and your Mom at Glen Haven. You were a very devoted and caring daughter.

    I hope it brings you peace knowing your Mom is in a better place now. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.


  • Dale & Diane Malcom Posted March 18, 2017 12:00 am


    Your mother had a very sweet personality and I always saw a smile on her face. May she have eternal peace and happiness. Our deepest condolences to you and your families.

  • Judy Ring Posted March 18, 2017 12:00 am

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. Joy was a great inspiration to me while I worked at Glen Haven. She always had a smile on her face and a kind work to say. Thank you for sharing your mom with me. I’m very blessed to of had her for a friend.

  • Linda Barbour Posted March 19, 2017 12:00 am

    I am sorry for your loss Linda. Sincere sympathy to you and your family.

  • Jody Parks & Faimily Posted March 20, 2017 12:00 am

    Sorry for everyone’s loss! She was the sweetest lady! I loved working with her at Places. She loved my son Chris and he loved her!

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