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In Memory

Queen Snowden (Joseph) - Class Of 1942

Denicie Queen Joseph, 85, wife of the late John F. Joseph, Jr., died peacefully in her Lexington home on Thursday morning, February 12, 2009.

Mrs. Joseph, commonly known as Queen, was born in Oberlin, KS on March 25, 1923, daughter of William Winfield Snowden and Denicie Olmstead Snowden. She grew up in McCook, NB with her siblings William Snowden, Lester Snowden, and Helen Snowden Sutton. She met John F. Joseph, Jr., her husband for 57 years, on a blind date while he was serving in the Army Air Corps. They were married in McCook, NB and returned to Mr. Joseph's hometown of Lexington after he was discharged in 1945. 

Mrs. Joseph was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church and was an active supporter of a variety of local charitable functions. Her cotton candy and snow cones, and her beautiful handmade dolls, teddy bears, quilts and crafts are well-remembered by all who knew her.

Visitation will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at W. R. Milward Mortuary – Broadway, followed by a funeral service at 11:30 a.m. and burial at Hillcrest Memorial Par