Joyce Ahern

Joyce Marie Christensen Ahern, 67, of Danville, formerly of Enfield, Connecticut and New London, Iowa, died Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at her home in Danville.  She was born September 14, 1956 in Council Bluffs, Iowa to Dean and Vera Lucille Marshall Christensen.

She was a 1975 graduate of New London High School.  She married Jim Ahern at their home in New London.  Joyce was of the Christian faith. She worked as a bartender and owned her own cleaning service.  She dearly loved her pets and watching soap operas.

Survivors include her brother Kevin (Molly) Christensen and their son Dillon, all of Danville; nieces and nephews including a special nephew Jason (Shannon) James of Danville and their children Hayley and Jacob.  She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; sister Vickie James and brother Randy.

According to her wishes her body has been cremated and private family inurnment will be held at Wapello Cemetery at a later date.

A memorial has been established for the Des Moines County Humane Society.  Elliott Chapel, New London, is assisting the family with arrangements and online condolences may be left at