Joy Enid (Featherstone) McLean
Joy Enid (Featherstone) McLean, age 74, of Mankato, passed away on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Pathstone Living after her 10 year journey with Alzheimer's.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, February 15 at 6:00 p.m. at Northview-North Mankato Mortuary. Visitation will be on Thursday from 4:00-6:00 p.m. prior to the service at Northview. Burial will be held at a later date at Hope Cemetery in Red Wing.
Joy was born on July 30, 1943 in Red Wing, Minnesota to Glenn and Enid Hall Featherstone. Joy was baptized on December 5, 1943 by her grandfather, Reverend Everett Hall at the Arlington Hills Methodist Church. She graduated from Red Wing High School in 1961 in the top 10 students of her class. Joy attended the University of Wisconsin River Falls as well as Mankato State University. Joy was a wonderful loving mom and grandma, a beloved sister and aunt, a dear friend to many, and always the first to help others. Joy was a dedicated paralegal working for Adamsons Law Firm in Mankato. She enjoyed working for Miller Auction Service for many years and she prepared numerous tax returns for friends and family over the years. Joy also worked for the Blue Earth County License Center and retired in 2008. Joy was a member of the Featherstone Boosters 4H Club. She was involved in the Mankato Mantas Swim Club. She enjoyed camping, traveling, gardening, cross stitching, puzzles, bowling, boating with family on the Mississippi and following all the activities of her children and grandchildren. She especially loved spending time at the beloved family cabin in Bemidji Minnesota. She was blessed to visit the Cabin for 72 of her 74 years where she created cherished family memories and a wonderful family tradition that will continue for years to come
Joy is survived by her four children, Shelly (Scott) Walker of Eagle Lake, Patrick (Willayne) McLean of St. Peter, Dawn (Grant) McLean of Eagle Lake, and Alan (Angie) McLean of Lake Crystal; grandchildren, Macy Walker, Brandon and Jillayne McLean, Kaylee, Sydney, and Jackson McLean; two brothers, Bruce (Linda) Featherstone of Prescott, WI and Don (Barb) Featherstone of Red Wing; sister, Julie (Chuck) Kinney of Red Wing; and many nieces, nephews, and special friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and Neil McLean.