Joyce Jean Allen, born Joyce Jean Maxwell, passed away Monday, September 17, at her home in Bartlesville.
A Cherokee native, Joyce was born May 29, 1928. Her parents were Forrest and Florence Goodman. She graduated from Ochelata High School in 1947. She met Everitt Allen at the Crown Drugstore in Bartlesville. They wed November 6, 1947, and they were happily married for 65 years.
Joyce loved to dance, quilt, crochet, knit, paint, cook and travel. She also loved to play her stand-up bass and visit with friends at the Shade Tree Pickin' held at her and Everitt's place for 25 years. An energetic, and creative lady, Joyce owned and operated her own business, Joyce's Kut and Kurl, which had two locations in Dewey and Bartlesville. Joyce is remembered for being a beautician, loving wife and grandmother, talented musician and artist, and avid animal lover and dog breeder. She was known to accomplish anything she set her mind to do.
Joyce is survived by her loving husband Everitt Allen; her grandchildren Jason Morgan, Bryan Allen and wife Summer, Crystal Larson and husband Brandon; her great-grandchildren Bryson Allen, Emma and Ella Larson; as well as many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made for cancer research at the OU Stephenson Cancer Center, PO Box 26901, 6th Floor, Oklahoma City, OK 73126-0901. For donations via credit card, contact Von Allen at 405-271-4880.
Arrangements for Joyce Jean Allen are under the direction of the Davis Family Funeral Home. Memorial services will be announced at a later date and will also be available at www.DavisFamilyFuneralHome.com