Funeral services held for Joy Clancy Carden

Joy Clancy Carden, 96, passed away on July 22.

Mrs. Carden was born in Baltimore on March 29, 1926. When she was an infant, her parents returned to Knoxville, where she remained a resident for the rest of her life.

Mrs. Carden was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in her childhood and the last 20 years before her death. She was a member of Holy Ghost Church in the interim years.

Earlier in her career, Mrs. Carden worked at Bill’s Comfort Shoes for 14 years. She then worked for Clancy’s Service Stamp Co. for over 40 years. She continued to work for Clancy’s Service Stamp five days a week until a few weeks before her death.

Mrs. Carden was preceded in death by her parents, John A. Clancy Sr. and Ellen Joy Clancy. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Joseph E. Carden, and daughter-in-law, Bernarda B. Carden. Four sisters and three brothers preceded Mrs. Carden in death: Mrs.Teresa Clancy Irwin, Mrs. Mary Jo Clancy Williams, Mrs. Frances Clancy Noe, Mrs. Annunciata Clancy Nutter, Joseph L. Clancy II, John A. Clancy Jr., and Thomas S. Clancy II.

Mrs. Carden is survived by her son, Thomas E. Carden of Marietta, Ga., two sisters, Mrs. Ellen Clancy Pickering, and Mrs. Patricia Clancy Winter both of Knoxville, and two brothers, Walter A. Clancy II of Knoxville, and Daniel A. Clancy of Jackson, Tenn. She is also survived by two grandchildren, Joseph T. Carden of Alexandria, Va., and Caren R. Carden of Washington, D.C., and two great grandsons, William J. Carden and Andrew J. Carden, both of Alexandria, Va., and a multitude of nieces, nephews, and cousins. A private interment was conducted at Calvary Cemetery in Knoxville by Father Charles Donahue, CSP, pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish.

The family requests that donations be made in Mrs. Carden’s name to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 414 W. Vine St. Knoxville, TN 37902 or St. Joseph Catholic Church, 87 Lacey St., Marietta, GA 30060.

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