Meet Ms. January 2018: Joy Shurman

January 1, 2020

“Always have a smile on your face! – Be a joy to the world!”

Joy Shurman and her husband Bill have been married for 27 years and reside in Lowell, IN. They are the proud parents of Amanda and Alec and grandparents to Gracelyn.

Throughout her cancer journey, Joy was dedicated to helping a friend who was experiencing some complex health issues. She brought courage and strength to those around her. Her determination and enthusiasm were inspirational, and her “joy” and support encouraged many.

Joy works at Lowell Carpet & Coverings and is affiliated with the Lowell, IN Rotary, International Rotary, Indiana Women in Need, and the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

In her own words, Joy would advise others to “do your self-examinations.” She considers becoming a grandmother her greatest accomplishment since her diagnosis. Joy looks forward to spending many more precious years with her growing family.

Joy Shurman is a 3 year breast cancer survivor proudly nominated by her friend, Tami Brunke.