February 3, 2021
Nova “Joy” Blancken went to be with the Lord on Jan. 22, 2021 in Holyoke.
She was born in Fowler, Kan. on April 29, 1934. Joy started school in Kansas and during her elementary years, they moved to a wheat farm in Stratton. She graduated from Stratton High School and then attended Colorado Women’s College and earned her degree in Secretarial Science. She worked at the First National Bank of Colorado Springs and soon after relocated with her two children to Stratton.
Joy worked at the First National Bank of Stratton for 37 years. During that time, she met Richard Blancken and th...