Hastings resident Joy A. Uden, 94, passed away Monday, November 2, 2020, at Mary
Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, NE.
Memorial services and burial will be held at a later date. There will be no viewing or
visitation. Memorials may be given to Hastings College Endowment Fund or First United
Methodist Church. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com.
Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
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