She was born on May 25, 1919, near McCune. She attended schools in McCune and Parsons, where she graduated from high school in 1937.
She worked in lab and X-ray until she retired in 1985.
She married Elmo Joseph in Parsons in 1951. He preceded her in death in 2001.
She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Parsons. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary.
Survivors include two stepsons, Ronald Joseph of Parsons and Elmo Joseph Jr. of Bartlesville, Okla.; three grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
There will be a private graveside service today at Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Parsons. Stumpff Funeral Home & Crematory of Bartlesville, Okla., is in charge of arrangements.