Joyce Mary Callery

March 21, 1947 - July 6, 2019

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Joyce Mary Brink Callery, 72, of Villa Hills, KY, formerly of Latonia, KY, passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2019 in Edgewood, KY. She was a member of Holy Cross Church and was married on July 8, 1967 to her loving husband of 52 years Butch Callery. Her family, especially her grandchildren, and golf were the most important things in her life. Joyce had an infectious laugh and never met a stranger. She was very involved with her children's school and sports activities, loved home improvement projects and was always ready for a new adventure. Joyce was preceded in death by her parents: Joseph and Dorothy Brink; sister: Judy Elsbernd and brothers: Rev. Joseph C. Brink and Richard Brink. She is survived by her husband Butch Callery; daughter: Cindy (Jon) Smith; sons: Craig Callery, Chad Callery and Chris "Walt" Callery; grandchildren: Colton, Cortney (Joey), Connor, Carlie, Benjamin, Lucy, MaKenzie and Harper; great-grandchildren: Reece and Reagan; sisters: Carole Stallmeyer, Sister Rita Brink, O.S.B., Charlotte Newman, Marlene Brink and Mary Lynn (Paul) Bittlinger; brother-in- law: Tom Elsbernd and many nieces and nephews. Visitation wil be on Thursday, July 11, 2019 from 3:00 P.M. until the Mass of Christian Burial at 6:00 P.M. at Holy Cross Church, 3612 Church Street, Covington (Latonia), KY 41015. Interment will take place on Friday, July 12, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. at Mother of God Cemetery in Ft. Wright, KY. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to St. Walburg Monastery, 2500 Amsterdam Road, Villa Hills, KY 41017. Connley Brothers Funeral Home is serving the family. Online condolences may be expressed on Facebook or at


Rosie - May 25, 2020
I miss you sooo much💔😘
Rosemary & Jim Swingos - Jul 11, 2019
Butch and family. Someone new has entered our eternal home. The heavenly gates have opened wide to welcome the one you love. We cannot help the tears that fall, our hearts need time to grieve when earthly life has ended and a love one has to leave. Yet at this saddest of times we know our Savior lives and we can trust completely in the promise that he gives that in glad reunion with the Lord, our loved one waits with No More Tears Beyond The Gate. Rosemary Jim Swingos
Bill Clary - Jul 11, 2019
Condolences from the Clary family. Sending prayers to the Callery family.
Pat Raverty - Jul 10, 2019
Joyce was a sweetheart and half of the Callery team that focused on many our community a better place. Our condolences and prayers. Pat Raverty
Dick Maile - Jul 10, 2019
Butch and Family, My deepest sympathy and prayers are extended to all of you. "Behind every great man is a great woman." Butch, you have done dedicated yourself to our community and I am sure Joyce was a large part of your dedication. May the belief that Joyce is in the loving arms of our awesome God, help ease your sorrow.
Kelly and Mary Jo McEntyre - Jul 10, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family
Kit Beedle - Jul 10, 2019
My deepest sympathy to Butch and the entire family. I am so very sorry for your great loss. I celebrate the joy of being able to call Joyce one of my bestest high school buds at Villa and a dear friend for these many following years. I was blessed to have this “lady” in my life and I treasure our many laughs, adventures and many memories. She and Butch were always so kind to my parents who lived on 34th St. in Latonia and they would always take time to acknowledge them. She was a one of a kind. I only hope a golf cart was waiting for her when she arrived at Heaven’s Gates!
Tom Beehan & Kay Brookshire - Jul 9, 2019
Butch, you and your family are in our prayers. Joyce was your partner in many efforts to make life better for the citizens you served. God Bless.
Pam Haines - Jul 9, 2019
To Joyce’s family: You have my deepest sympathy with your loss of Joyce. I knew her for about the last 15 years and truly enjoyed her priceless sense of humor, her sense of fair play, her love for her family and friends, her generosity, and her delightful and infectious laugh. She shared that precious laugh a lot, and no one could ever feel down when she was around. God bless you and be with you through this most difficult time. Prayers of support to all. ??????
Shannon Koenig-Noll - Jul 9, 2019
I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Joyce was such a breath of fresh air wherever she went. Such a kind, loving person to everyone and especially my kids as we were neighbors. I am sorry I am on vacation this week and won’t be able to attend services. So many thoughts and prayers for your family!!
Kathleen Wehry-Michels - Jul 9, 2019
So sorry to hear of Joyce’s passing. Such an icon at Holy Cross! Always friendly, always happy, and that laugh! The whole Wehry family was so sad to hear about this great lady. Love, peace, and prayers❤️
David R. Steele - Jul 9, 2019
Butch: So very sorry for your loss. I am praying for you and your family.
Jerry Edgington - Jul 9, 2019
So very sorry for your loss, from the entire Edgington family
Patti & Led Smith - Jul 9, 2019
So many memories. So many years. May God grant this loving family the peace and comfort they need. We will keep all of you in our prayers
Dan Stewart - Jul 8, 2019
Butch and Family. I am so sorry to hear of Joyce’s passing. She was always friendly, even when you and I were opponents in the City Commission races. That is something I will never forget.
Wendy Curry - Jul 8, 2019
I am just heartbroken losing one of the kindest , funniest, and lovingest friends that I have ever had. I will never forget you and look forward to meeting up with you in heaven!
Dan Stewart - Jul 8, 2019
Butch and Family: I am very sorry to hear of Joyce’s passing. In the years that you and I were competitors in the City Commission races, there was one of the wives that always treated me with dignity and respect, and that was Joyce. And believe me, I appreciated that. God Bless!
Cheryl Hussey - Jul 8, 2019
The picture you have chosen for Joyce's obituary is exactly the way I'll always remember her. I had the privilege of knowing Joyce through golf. She always had a smile on her face with laughter not far behind. She was such a joy to be around. My heartfelt sympathy to all of her family.
Lisa & Don Robinson - Jul 8, 2019
To the Callery Family - Our deepest condolences for the loss of your loved one. Joyce was a very nice person. So sorry to hear of this.. Don and Lisa Robinson
Kate Molloy - Jul 8, 2019
To the Callery and Brink families: So sorry to hear about Joyce’s passing. Your families will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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