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Phyllis Joy Kanavel

November 2, 1936 ~ October 16, 2020 (age 83)


Phyllis Joy Kanavel, 83 of Zanesville died at 5:00 PM Friday, October 16, 2020 at the Primerose Assisted Living after a lengthy illness.
Joy was born November 2, 1936 in Zanesville the daughter of Stanley Brooks Sherwood and Oma Mae Squires Sherwood.

Joy was a homemaker & enjoyed taking care of her pet cats over the years. She very much liked spending time with family, especially her grandkids.

She is survived by her three sons; Kevin (Lori) Kanavel, Todd (Mellissa) Kanavel, and Bryan (Theresa) Kanavel; six grandsons, Wesley, Wade, Brady, Scott, Riley and Gregory; 3 great grandsons, Kasen, Colt & Briar; a niece Katherine Gamellia and a nephew Michael Sherwood. In addition to her parents, Joy was preceded in death by her husband, Richard L. Kanavel; a brother & sister-in-law, Brooks & Marilynn Sherwood; a nephew, Robert Sherwood.

No public visitation or funeral services will be observed. The family will have a private service & burial at a later date.

Memorial contributions can be made to Grace United Methodist Church, The Arthritis Foundation, or to the Miracle League of Muskingum County.

The Bryan & Hardwick Funeral Home, 2318 Maple Ave. Zanesville is in charge of the arrangements. To share memories and condolences with Joy’s family please click on the Tribute Wall Tab on this page.

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