Joyce C. Allan, 90 of Camp Hill died Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at her home.
A devoted wife and mother, Joyce lived in service to others. She was born on Mother's Day, May 8, 1932 in Carlisle to the late William Kenneth and Marjorie E. (Burkholder) Clippinger. Joyce graduated from Carlisle High School in 1950 and from Bryn Mawr School of Nursing in 1953. She was an operating room nurse at Bryn Mawr Hospital, where she met Donald, the love of her life. They were married in 1953. She became a homemaker to raise her four children. Although she infrequently practiced nursing, her proximity to Highland Park playground made her home an unofficial first aid station for many children over the years. At the age of 61, she completed her Bachelor of Sciences degree in Health Sciences at the College of St. Francis.
She served as a volunteer in the Red Cross Learn to Swim program for over 40 years and developed the curriculum for Adapted Aquatics. She was inducted into the Harrisburg Area Safety Hall of Fame in 1980 and was the recipient of the Gabriella Cameron Gilbert Award from the Civic Club of Harrisburg. She passed her love of swimming and water activities on to her own children and countless others, especially those whose opportunities for movement were otherwise limited.
Deeply committed to her faith, Joyce was a 61-year member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Camp Hill. Joyce served on the Church Council as a member and as President. She taught Sunday School and was a long-time member of the church choir. She participated actively in fundraising and educational efforts. She believed in the power of prayer and managed the Intercessory Prayer list for over 54 years until just months before her passing.
Joyce was the widow of W. Donald Allan and also preceded in death by her sister, Jane Mollenauer. She is survived by three sons, William D. Allan, Jr. (Donalisa) of Freehold, NJ, Douglas C. Allan(Carol) of Corning, NY, and David S. Allan of Freeland, MI; a daughter, Marjorie J. Allan (Kenneth) of Webster, NY; seven grandchildren, (Daniel, Timothy, Dalton, Broderick, Christina, David, and Joy); and four great-grandchildren, (Gianna, Kai, River, and Emilia).
Burial will take place in a private ceremony at 10am in Rolling Green Cemetery, Camp Hill on Saturday, July 30, 2022.
Immediately following the burial will be a visitation at 10:30am and memorial service at 11:30am at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Camp Hill.
Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, https://www.gracecamphill.org/ or Special Olympics, Area M, https://www.sopam.org/