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Joyce Elizabeth Cain Allen
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Birth: Mar. 17, 1922
Page County
Iowa, USA
Death: Apr. 8, 2003
Lucas County
Iowa, USA

Wife of Denzil Wayne Allen. Daughter of Clyde E. Cain and Mima Ellen Roberts


Chariton, Iowa
Tuesday, April 22, 2003


Joyce Elizabeth Allen went home to be with the Lord April 8, 2003 at Chariton Nursing and Rehab Center at the age of 81 years.

Joyce was born March 17, 1922, in Northboro, Iowa to Clyde and Mima Cain. She had seven brothers and six sisters. Joyce attended grade school in Northboro and graduated from Osceola High School in 1940.

Joyce was united in marriage to Denzil Allen Dec. 24, 1943. They celebrated 53 years together until Denzil's death Sept. 12, 1997. To this union were born four children, Clarence, Bonnie, Elaine and David.

Joyce taught school in Clarke County for several years. For most of her married life, she was a homemaker.

Joyce was a member of Grace Baptist Church. She enjoyed hunting and collection old bottles as well as metal detecting. She loved animals and always had a yard full of cats.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sisters, Frances and Mary; brothers, Richard and Larry.

She is survived by sons, Clarence and wife Charlotte of Abilene, Texas, and David Allen of Chariton; and daughters, Bonnie Orwig and husband George of Chariton and Elaine Abbott and husband Dave of Thornton, Colo.

Surviving grandchildren are Amy and Chris Allen of Austin, Texas, Trevor Allen of Abilene, Texas, Jon, Jamie and Julie Orwig of Chariton, Mathew Abbot and wife Tash of Thornton, Colo., and Holly Abbott of Ankeny. Trenton Orwig is her only great-grandchild.

She is also survived by her sisters, Bobbie Newman of Burlington, Elaine Cox of Marshfield, Mo., Pat Walker of Marionville, Mo., Marna McFarland of Chariton; brothers, Clyde Cain of Mariette, Ga., Bob Cain of Camp Verde, Ariz., Clair Cain of Yakima, Wash., Donnie Cain of Rebublic, Mo., and Phillip Cain of Thatcher, Ariz.

Obituary courtesy of Darlene Arnold, Lucas County Genealogical Society
Family links: 
  Clyde Elmer Cain (1891 - 1960)
  Jemima Ellen Roberts Cain (1895 - 1972)
  Denzil Wayne Allen (1923 - 1997)
  Genevieve Viola Cain Newman (1919 - 2013)*
  Joyce Elizabeth Cain Allen (1922 - 2003)
  Clyde J Cain (1925 - 2006)*
  Richard D Cain (1929 - 1998)*
  Patricia Ann Cain Walker (1931 - 2011)*
  Clair Franklin Cain (1934 - 2007)*
*Calculated relationship
Chariton Cemetery
Lucas County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Section O
Created by: Skip
Record added: Jan 08, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 83142998
Joyce Elizabeth <i>Cain</i> Allen
Added by: Doris Christensen
Joyce Elizabeth <i>Cain</i> Allen
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Added by: G. William Whitworth Jr
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- BK History
 Added: Oct. 17, 2016

- Skip
 Added: Oct. 2, 2014

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