Joy A. Feeken

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Joy A. Feeken

Jan. 15, 1928 - Aug. 29, 2021

CAMBRIDGE, Neb. — Joy A. Feeken, age 93, of Cambridge, passed away at the Beaver City Manor on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021.

She was born to Theodore “Ted” and Eunice (Moore) Ohlson in Red Willow County near Bartley on the family homestead on Jan. 15, 1928. Joy attended the Sunnyside school for part of her elementary schooling. She attended and graduated from Cambridge High School in 1945.

Joy had passed her normal training classes and taught sixth grade reading during her senior year of high school. On the way to school in a horse and buggy, she would deliver milk and eggs. She taught in a country school one year before attending Doane College for two years.

On March 25, 1948, she was united in marriage to Robert “Bob” Feeken. He preceded her in death in 2012. Joy finished her college degree, receiving her Bachelor of Education in 1969. Joy taught third grade at Wilsonville Schools. She then taught Title I Reading classes in Cambridge for 25 years before retiring. She also taught GED evening classes during this time.

Joy was constantly busy as a farm wife/ mother and teacher, planting a large garden, canning, raising chickens, and keeping up with all the family activities. She was an excellent seamstress, sewing most of her daughter and two boys’ clothing. She was a 4-H leader and Sunday school teacher. Joy was a member of the First Congregational Church, Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority, the Kum Agin Extension Club, and American Legion Auxiliary. After retirement, she volunteered to help with the reading program at Cambridge School System and Cambridge Senior Center.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ted and Eunice; husband, Bob; son, David; and sister, Jean Witte.

Joy is survived by her daughter, Deb and husband, Larry Fellows of Holdrege; son, Dennis and wife, Karen Feeken of Cambridge; six grandchildren, Bobbie Sharp, Jason (Helen) Feeken, Cody (Chelsey) Feeken, Kristin (Bret) Coward, Ann (Cory) Sander and Sarah (Jeremy) Shaver; 11 great-grandchildren; one sister, Reba (Max) Tomlin of Cambridge; sisters-in-law, Jackie Shuemaker of Melbourne, Fla., and Doris Carmen of Los Angeles, Calif.; and brother-in-law, Jerry Witte of Cambridge.

Funeral services will be Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021, at 10:30 a.m., at the Congregational Church in Cambridge with George Probaco. Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery of Cambridge. Visitation will be Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The family will be present to greet friends from 5-7 p.m. Memorials may be addressed to either the Cambridge Senior Center or the Congregational Church. Friends may leave online condolences at Lockenour Jones entrusted with arrangements for Joy Feeken.