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Marilyn Joyce Rowe

December 30, 1930 — January 1, 2021

Mass of Christian Burial for Marilyn Joyce Rowe, 90, of Lacona will be Friday, January 8, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lacona. Interment will be held at 1:00 p.m. at the Bloomfield Cemetery. No visitation is planned. Per Iowa corona virus guidelines, facemasks are required. You may join Joyce's family remotely by viewing the service at . Marilyn Joyce was born December 30, 1930 to Shickery and Alma Allen in Bloomfield, Iowa. She attended school at Ottumwa Heights until her senior year and graduated from Blakesburg High School in 1947. On July 15, 1950, Joyce was united in marriage to Robert Lee Rowe. They were blessed with 61 wonderful years together. They resided in Ottumwa, Iowa until 1961, when Robert took a job in Colorado. They resided in Buena Vista Colorado where Joyce worked as a town clerk for the water department until retiring. Joyce was a member of St. Rose of Lima Church and was active in the Altar & Rosary Society in Buena Vista. Joyce and Robert enjoyed music and dancing in their younger years. They were members of the Mile High Swingers Square Dancing Club. She also enjoyed sewing, baking, gardening, and spending time with her family. She loved to watch her grandchildren grow. In 2005 they moved to Loveland, Colorado due to Robert's health. They resided there until Robert's death in 2011. In 2012 Joyce moved to Indianola, Iowa with her daughter Shelly and son-in-law Ken. She lived with them until her health declined and she moved to Vintage Hills Assisted Living and then in the last months at the Good Samaritan until her death. She is survived by her daughters: Debra Eggleston of Buena Vista, Colorado, Shelly (Ken) Schaefer of Lacona, Iowa, and Lisa (Keith) Hinton of Colorado Springs, Colorado; grandchildren: Carey (Jason) Moore, Kristin (Curt) Connelley, Amanda Eggleston, Erika (Jamion) Moore, Dante Hinton, Ben (April) Schaefer, and Monica (Jason) McGuire; great grandchildren: Brandon Wegner, Nolani Moore, Madison, Kaylee, and Emma McGuire, Brayden Schaefer, and Trevyn and Tayson Connelley. Along with sister, Carol White of Buena Vista Colorado; sister-in-law, Charlene Allen of Bloomfield, Iowa, and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; parents: Shickery and Alma Allen; brothers: Wayne and Keith Allen; brother-in-law, Gerald White; and sister-in-law, Rosemary Allen. Catholic Funeral Mass

JAN 8. 10:00 AM (CST)

St. Mary's Catholic Church

222 N. Washington

Lacona, IA 50139

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