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Harold and Viola Allen


Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 4/8/2014 at 02:27:25

Viola Teres May Latta, the oldest daughter of Milo and Glendora Latta, was born Feb 18, 1927.She went to school at White Hall and attended Madrid High. She lived on the Latta family farm for 20 yrs.
Viola married Harold LaVerne Allen of Des Moines, Iowa on March 22, 1947. Harold was employed at Skelly Oil co, Skelgas Division for 10 yrs. He then worked at the Des Moines Co-op Dairy , which merged with Mid-America Dairyman, Inc, as a sales manager for Iowa and Nebraska. He retired from their company after 29 yrs of employment.
The Allen’s have two daughters: Judy Ann, born May 27, 1951, and Joy Janelle, born Aug 15, 1955.
Judy Ann graduated in 1969 from Tech High in Des Moines. She graduated from LPN training in 1971. She was employed at Mercy Hospital for 13 yrs, in their Surgical Intensive Care Unit. Since then, she has been employed at Des Moines General Hospital as an Ultra Sonographer, in Radiology. Judy Ann married John Vern Flynn, of Des Moines on Jan 31, 1970. He has been employed at the Armstrong Tire and Rubber Company for 13 yrs. They have two daughters: Lisa Joy born Oct 18, 1974 and Amy Kathleen born June 18, 1978 (the same day as her great-grandmothers, Glendora Latta’s birthday).
Joy Janelle graduated from East High School in 1973. She was employed at Phil Johnson’s Florist for six years, as an artistic floral designer. Joy married Bradley Matthew Broun, of Des Moines June 22, 1973. He works for Montgomery Elevators and has been employed for 12 yrs. They have two sons: Brenton Matthew, born March 23, 1977 (the same date as his great-grandparents Milo and Glendora Latta’s wedding anniversary) and Blake Allen born Nov 18, 1981.
Since Viola’s children were raised she has been employed with Food Service for 15 yrs. She is the manager and cook at the Wesley Methodist Church for Capital Hill Children’s Center Day Care. They all reside in Des Moines.

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