Joyce Ann Allen, age 77, of Mena, died Friday, December 11, 2020 at the Waldron Nursing Center. She was born on Monday, January 25, 1943 to Leonard John Kulis and Isabelle Sue Jezowski in Detroit, Michigan.
Joyce was a Christian woman who loved her family with all her heart. She loved animals and her horse, birds, Poodles and German Shepherds and were very important to her. Joyce raised Cockatiels, Australia Grass Keets, Lovebirds and Finches at Allen’s Bird Farm in El Cerrito and Norco, California. Joyce was a loving mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.
She is preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Glen Allen.
Joyce is survived by two daughters and sons in law, Brenda and Bruce Thomas of Mena, and Starla and Michael Cline of Smithville, Oklahoma; one sister, Arlene Keller of Palm Desert, California; four grandchildren, Bethany Arellano of Hesperia, California, Jennifer Ferris of Menifee, California, Brian Johnson of Cove, and Amy Hamm of Cove; seven great grandchildren, Jeremiah Arellano, Zaria Arellano, Mason Jordan, Anthony Johnson, Easton Johnson, Hunter Hamm and Chelsey Hamm; and a host of other relatives and friends.
No services are planned at this time. Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.