Joan Elizabeth Galloway

Sep 24, 1930 - Sep 09, 2021

Joan Elizabeth Galloway

September 24, 1930 - September 09, 2021


Joan E. Galloway, 90, of Lost Nation, Iowa, passed away on Thursday morning, September 9, 2021, at her home in Lost Nation, Iowa.

A celebration of her life will be held at 10:30 A.M., Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at the Elwood United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 from 4 to 7 P.M. at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Burial will be at the Elwood, Iowa Cemetery.

Joan Elizabeth Galloway was born on September 24, 1930, in Jackson County, Iowa to Kirk and Marjorie (Kent) Griffin. She attended rural schools and graduated from Maquoketa High School in 1948 where she was selected as homecoming queen in 1947. In 1949, Joan graduated from Busselle School of Beauty Culture. She married Earl "Dude" Galloway on April 23, 1950, and they added two children to their family, Kathy Jo and Jon Charles. Joan kept very busy through the years having an active farm life. She was also very active in the Elwood Methodist Church. She loved dancing, bowling, baking, and babysitting her grandchildren. She was a member of various card clubs and was a gifted quilter who loved quilting with the Lost Nation church ladies making quilts to donate to Camp Courageous and those in need. Her needlework, knitting and crocheting were all beautiful!

Joan is survived by her husband Earl "Dude" Galloway of Lost Nation, IA; children, Kathy (Gary) Lidke of Maquoketa, IA, and Jon (Denise) Galloway of Lost Nation, IA; 7 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Kirk and Marjorie Griffin, brothers Jack and Tom Griffin, sister Betty Carlson, In-Laws, Buster and Eva Herkleman, and Harold and Earline Galloway, and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to the Elwood United Methodist Church or the Elwood Cemetery Association.

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Tue, Sep 14, 2021 at 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Carson Celebration of Life Center

318 West Pleasant Street
Maquoketa, Iowa 52060

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Wed, Sep 15, 2021 at 10:30 am
Elwood United Methodist Church

1838 127th Street
Elwood, Iowa 52226

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