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Harold and Viola Allen

Viola Teres May Latta, the oldest daughter of Milo and Glendora Latta, was born February 18, 1927. She went to school at White Hall, and attended Madrid High. She lived on the Latta family farm for 20 years.

Viola married Harold LaVerne Allen Of Des Moines, Iowa. On March 22. 1947. Harold was employed at Skelly Oil Co., Skelgas Division, for 10 years. He then worked at the Des Moines Co-op Diary, which merged with Mid-America Dairyman, Inc.. as a sales manager for Iowa and Nebraska. He retired from their company after 29 years of mployment.

The Allen's have two daughters: Judy Ann. born May 27, 1951, and Joy Janelle, born August 15, 1955. Judy Ann graduated in 1969 from Tech High, in Des Moines. She graduated from LP.N. training in 1971. She was employed at Mercy Hospital for 13 years, 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 January 31, 1970.

He has been employed at the Armstrong Tire and Rubber Company for 13 years. They have two daughters: Lisa Joy, born October 18, 1974, and Amy Kathleen, born June 18, 1978 (the same day as her Great-grandmother, 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 years. 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 November 18. 1981.

Since Viola's children were raised, she has been employed with Food Service for 15 years. 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.

Jean and Glenn have traveled extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and the Caribbean, often accompanied by one or more of their family.

Jean has assisted in the operation of the law office in addition to the rearing of their children. All of the children, and their respecive spouses, have received their baccaleureate degrees. The family has placed great value in Christian endeavor, community service and educational excellence.

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