Joy Ann Sweigart, age 71 of Jefferson City, MO went to be with her Heavenly Father on Wednesday,
December 2, 2020 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Jefferson City, surrounded by her family.
She was born on June 23, 1949 in Shelby MT, daughter of Florene Ann DuChene and Ben David
Daugherty, Sr. She was preceded in death by her brother, Ben Daugherty, Jr.; aunts, Virginia Daugherty
and June Farris.
Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints; Daughters of American Revolution (D.A.R.); Marine Corp
League Auxiliary; Operation Bugle Boy where she was helping raise money for the Gold Star Family
memorial; Governor appointed member for the Child Abuse and Neglect Review Board; and a Docent
who gave tours of the governors mansion. She was continually finding ways to serve anyone she could,
she was passionate about history and keeping the stories alive. Caregiver for the elderly and a Hospice
volunteer; volunteered at the humane society and at the Pantry JC; Retired from Missouri State Highway
Patrol where she worked in the criminal records division. She was an avid fan of the Brigham Young
University Cougars. She had a love of genealogy, her family and her cats. Joy never met a stranger, she
loved big and impacted many lives.
UT, C. David (Jody) Neuenschwander of Medina, OH; bonus son, Larry (Julia) Jefferson of Dallas, TX; her
parents, Florene Ann “Nunie” and Ben David Daugherty, Sr. “Papa” of Camdenton, MO; sister, Linda
Hulett of Osage Beach, MO; Sister-in-law, Darlene Daugherty; grandchildren, Shelby (Cecil) Short, Ashly Weight, Dylan Weight, Hayden
Weight, Austin (Alicia) Pugh, Danielle Pugh, Brandon Pugh, Jessica Moore, Paige Neuenschwander,
Cambrie Neuenschwander, Mackenzie Jefferson, Kialah Jefferson, and Kennedy Jefferson; great-
grandson, Greyson Short and one great-granddaughter on the way.