|Birth: ||Aug. 8, 1934|
|Death: ||Jul. 28, 2010|
Joyce Ann Griffith Allcorn, age 75, of Sedalia, reported to her Master, Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at Lincoln Community Nursing Home after a three year illness.
She was born August 8, 1934, to Othel Ivan Griffith and Sara Wilia Baxter Griffith. On December 31, 1952, she was joined in marriage to Donald J. Allcorn, who survives of the home.
She was Valedictorian of her graduating class at Smithton High School. Later in life she attended the University of Missouri and later graduated from State Fair Community College. She then attended and graduated Cum Laude from the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. She taught English at Green Ridge High School. During her husband's training, she worked as a medical transcriptionist at University Hospital and Clinics, Columbia, MO, and Hurley Hospital, Flint, MI. She will be best remembered as a "Prayer Warrior", especially for foreign ministries, and for her great support to her husband as a mother and pastor's wife. Joyce was an active member of Broadway Baptist Church, Sedalia. Her children will remember her as a loving mother who always had time for them, and she made many of their clothes.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sisters, Delaine Upton, and her husband, George, Carol Gerardy, and her husband, Kenneth; a brother, Richard Griffith, and his wife Serena; six children, Dr. Donald Kent Allcorn, and his wife, Brenda, of Lincoln, Elizabeth Ann Martin, and her husband, Frank, of Hallsville, Jeffrey David Allcorn, and his wife, Wendy, of Sedalia, Susan Nanette Admire, and her husband, Dr. Robert Admire, of Argyle, TX; Charles E. Allcorn II, and friend, Terri, of Sedalia; and special son, Peter Michael Allcorn, of Sedalia; 17 grandchildren, Sara Allcorn Scalzitti, and her husband, Nick, Kathryn Allcorn Lotz, and her husband, Jared, Alyssa Allcorn, Ashton Allcorn, Major Andrew Martin, and his wife, Laci, Ashley Martin, Amber Martin Day, and her husband, J.P., Arin Martin, Joshua Allcorn, Caleb Allcorn, and his wife, Kristy, Hannah Allcorn, John Admire, Charles Admire, Scott Admire, Christopher Admire, Kristen Allcorn, and Zachary Allcorn; six great grandchildren, Trey and Johanna Day, Kaitlyn and Matthew David Allcorn, Skylon Boone and Meadow Allcorn.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 31, at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Drew Hill officiating. Pallbearers were grandsons. Honorary pallbearers were granddaughters. Burial was in the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery.
The family received friends 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, July 30, at the First Baptist Church.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Broadway Baptist Church or The Children's Therapy Center in care of McLaughlin Funeral Chapel. Condolences may be offered online at www.mclaughlinfuneralchapel.com.
Donald Jean Allcorn (1934 - 2014)
Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Created by: Russell Smith
Record added: Aug 02, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55777438