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Joy Uden

October 5, 1926 — November 2, 2020

Hastings resident Joy A. Uden, 94, passed away Monday, November 2, 2020, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, NE.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Friday, June 4, at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings with Pastor Tamara Holtz officiating. There will be no viewing or visitation. Memorials may be given to Hastings College Endowment Fund or First United Methodist Church. For the health and safety of others face masks are recommended for those attending the funeral, your cooperation is appreciated.

Joy was born on October 5, 1926, in Red Cloud, NE to Emil & Mary (Spence) Polnicky. She attended Red Cloud High School and later Hastings College with her two sisters, Patsy and Beth. Although she did not finish she and Beth relocated to Denver, CO where she met Ken Uden. They were married and raised two children, Cynthia and David.

For most of their lives, they ran the Credit Bureau of Hastings, retiring and building a house in Hastings. Joy liked to cook for her family and traveled some with her husband. They were members of the First United Methodist Church of Hastings. Joy liked the bright lights and enjoyed occasional trips to Las Vegas with her husband.

Joy was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth; parents, Emil and Mary Polnicky; brother, Harold Polnicky; and son, David.

She will be sorely missed by her surviving relatives:
Daughter:
Cynthia Uden – Hastings, NE
Daughter-in-law:
Faye Uden – Omaha, NE
Grandchildren:
Cole Uden – Phoenix, AZ
Savannah Uden – Chicago, IL
Sisters, Spouse & families:
Beth & Bud Oakes – Gray, TN
Patsy VanderMaas – Gray, TN

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