Joy Myrle Wester Tweddell, 85, of Owensboro passed away Sunday, January 5, 2020 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. She was born in Paradise, Kentucky on April 16, 1934 to Marvin and Carrie Sumner Wester. Joy was retired from G.E. where she worked in Tube Assembly for 30 years. She was a member of Pleasant Valley Community Church and Order of the Eastern Star. Joy enjoyed cooking and helping people. Everyone referred to her as “Momma Tweddell”. Along with her parents, Joy is preceded in death by her husband, James R. Tweddell, Sr., and her sisters, Cleo Wester and Faye Bolin. Joy is survived by her children, James R. “Rick” Tweddell, Jr., Allan Tweddell, Jamie Renae (Danny) Mattingly; 1 grandchild, Stephen Mattingly; her sister, Margie Westerfield; and numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be 11:00 am Thursday, January 9, 2020 at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory, with Dr. Jamus Edwards officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm Wednesday, and again from 9:00 am to 11:00 am Thursday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Hospice of Western Kentucky; 3419 Wathen’s Crossing; Owensboro, Kentucky 42301. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. Tweddell. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Joy Myrle Wester Tweddell at

View current weather.

Memories Timeline

View the Timeline


  1. Rick, Renae & Alan,

    Your Mom was a special person, she loved all of you all so much… She will be missed but will always be happy memories in your hearts. Loved your mom so much and enjoyed her cooking. Love you all my prayers are with you in this ti

Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle

Sign the Guestbook