Joyce Allison, 1943-2019

Joyce Elaine Allison, 75, of LaPorte, IN, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 14, 2019, at Golden Living Center, LaPorte, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Baroda, MI, on Oct. 3, 1943, to Edwin and Leona (Kizer) Schmaltz.

Joyce was an office administrator for many years at Eye Associates.  She was a part of the First Church of God family. Joyce was a faithful servant of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She enjoyed participating in prayer groups and Bible studies. Joyce volunteered in young Christian mentoring, Journey of Hope service for young mothers, and Heart to Heart Hospice.

Surviving are her children, Robert (Debbie) Allison of LaPorte, Lynn (Jim) Bessegato of LaPorte, Wendy (Tim) Tucker of Westville, IN, and Heather (Curt) Moothart of Melissa, TX; 17 grandchildren, Allison, AJ and Claire Raymond, Erynn and Leah Mahlka, Jack Hochstetler, Grace, Olivia, Savannah, Nevaeh, and Daniel Moothart, Kyle Allison, Allie Bessegato, Katie and Kallie Tucker, Alexis Nelson, and Randy Light; 2 great-grandchildren, Mary Jane Ruhl and Griffin Nelson; siblings, Mary Hampsten of San Antonio, TX, Jerry (Sue) Schmaltz of West Lafayette, IN, Doris Stanley of Michigan City, IN, and Penny (Don) Nelson of LaPorte; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother-in-law, Don Stanley; and  brother-in-law, Ron Hampsten.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at First Church of God with Pastor Jeff Zigler officiating. Visitation will be held Thursday from 11 a.m. until the service at the church. Interment will take place at a later date. Cremation has taken place with Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, LaPorte.

Memorial contributions may be directed to LaPorte First Church of God, 2020 E. Lincolnway, LaPorte, IN 46350; or Heart to Heart Hospice, 402 Wall St., Ste. 22, Valparaiso, IN 46383.

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4 Responses to “Joyce Allison, 1943-2019”

  1. Nicole Thode

    Jul 15. 2019

    Bob, Lyn, Wendy, and Heather… I’m so sorry to see the passing of your Mom. She was such a nice person and always had a smile every time I saw her. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

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  2. billie thresh womack

    Jul 16. 2019

    Sorry to hear of your mom passing Another class mate has gone to meet the others in heaven Prayers to all of you kids

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  3. Tracey Cummins

    Jul 17. 2019

    So sorry to hear about her passing. She was my Campfire Girl sponsor and she made sure we all had lasting memories. What a great time that was!! Praying for peace and comfort for you all.

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  4. Lu Ann Davie

    Jul 18. 2019

    So sorry for your loss. Lots of fond memories of all of you. In my thoughts often take care

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