Nova Blancken

Obituary of Nova Blancken

Nova “Joy” Blancken was born in Fowler, Kansas on April 29, 1934 and went to be with the Lord on January 22, 2021 in Holyoke, Colorado. Joy is survived by her children, Deb Michael (Brad) and Jim McCoin (Lori); grandchildren Andrea Schlachter (Hazen), Aaron Michael (Elizabeth), Cori McCoin, Alan Michael (Kimberlee), and Kellen McCoin; great-grandchildren Nicole, Ryan, and Meredith Schlachter, and Colton Michael. Joy also had two step-children, Russ Blancken and Susan Santangelo. She is preceded in death by her parents Gordon and Mabel Hatfield and siblings Geneva Hill, Howard Hatfield, Harry Hatfield, Fontella Singley, Melvin Hatfield, Marvin Hatfield, and Leslie Hatfield and her beloved husband Richard Blancken. Joy started school in Kansas and during her elementary years, they moved to a wheat farm in Stratton, Colorado. 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 they were married on February 28, 1981. They lived happily in Flagler, Colorado together for 19 years until Richard passed away in 2000. Joy continued to live on the farm until March 2015 when her health started to fail and she was moved to Regent Park Nursing Home in Holyoke, Colorado. She resided at Regent Park until her passing. Grandma Joy’s greatest delights were her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Deb and Jim remembered all the sacrifices that she made for them so that they could have that pretty Prom dress or awesome basketball shoes. The grandchildren will never forget all the times she went to watch them play sports or went to their house, bringing that special gift that they wanted or needed. Her great-grandchildren called her “Grandma who spends the night” because she loved to stay and play with them. Everyone has that special blanket that she crocheted for them and her love of singing is in every member of her family. Her love for the Lord kept her happy throughout her entire life. She never missed church or her Bible studies. What a celebration it must have been when she got to Heaven! Memorial Contributions can be made to: First Congregational Church P.O. Box 368 Flagler, CO 80815
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Saturday
30
January

Visitation

9:00 am - 10:00 am
Saturday, January 30, 2021
Flagler Congregational Church
416 Navajo Avenue
Flagler, Colorado, United States
Saturday
30
January

Graveside Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, January 30, 2021
Flager Cemetery
000
Flagler, Colorado, United States
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