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“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Barney. Just heard of Jo's death last week. ”
1 of 19 | Posted by: Jim and Barb McNamee - Ankeny, IN

“I met JoAnn as a teenager in the 1970s when my mother and I shopped in Drug Town's jewelry and makeup area. As others noted here, she was interested...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Nancy Carver Singleton - Wichita, KS

“The day President Kennedy was killed i pulled up in Ankeny to the drug store, Jo came out, got in the car and we shared tears over this loss. It...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: . Bob Airhart - Kaneohe, HI

“Jo was always so bubbly and friendly when my Mom and I would go to Drug Town. Our day was always better after we talked with Jo. She made my Mom...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Sharon Justice - Ames, IA

“Dear Linda, So sorry to hear about your Mom. I remember her as our bowling instructor in high school. You always had such a nice family! My sympathy...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Linda Richardson Clasen - IA

“Barney, I am so sorry for your loss. The loss is much bigger than you imagine because the whole community knew JoAnn as a beautiful, kind, smiling,...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Glenda Brady - Palm Desert, CA

“My own memory is a pretty, pleasant, kind lady anytime I saw her at HyVeeMore connection through friendship of our daughters. My daughter, Kim,...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Pat Van Lent - Ankeny, IA

“I worked with Jo at Drug Town and my prayers and best wishes are with the family. ”
8 of 19 | Posted by: Richard Adams - Coworker

“You all have my Sympathy, we have a lot of good memories over the years. I feel your loss. ”
9 of 19 | Posted by: Wade Wiese - Friend

“Sorry to hear of JoAnn's passing, I enjoyed working with her at Drug Town. ”
10 of 19 | Posted by: Aaron Passick - Friend

“So sorry to hear of JoAnn's passing. I feel blessed to have known her. I always thought she was a very special person. My thoughts and prayers are...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: William Ballantine - Carmel, IN

“So sorry to hear this! She was a wonderful sweet woman whom everyone cared about ”
12 of 19 | Posted by: Denise Simpkins

“Barney, Linda, Teri and families ”
13 of 19 | Posted by: Jenny Mahlow - Ankeny, IA

“Sorry to hear of your loss. Jo was a special person. Our sympathies Bob and Louise Johnson ”
14 of 19 | Posted by: Louise Johnson - Ankeny - Friend

“JoAnn was a wonderful lady. I coached Terri back in the day. She was always so positive and friendly. ”
15 of 19 | Posted by: Dennis Albertson - Ankeny, IA

“Barney,Linda and Teri. I am so sorry for your loss❣ I have so many fond memories of her at Drug Town and how she helped me to be strong...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Nancy Dearman - Fort Mill, SC

“I am so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Alleman was my go to expert between 1974-1977 for all of those crazy hair mess ups whether it was due to perms or...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Betty Johnson Hopkins - Wiamauma, FL

“The wonderful Drug Town memories, of standing at the counter talking with Joyce, Becky and Jo. Then Steve would show up and tell me to go home so...Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: Debbie Jetmund - Ankeny, IA

“Our hearts are full of love and sadness for all of you upon learning of Jo's passing. She was the most kind, loving friend a person could ever walk...Read More »
19 of 19 | Posted by: Terry & JoAnn Adamson - Ankeny, IA


JoAnn Darlene Alleman, 85, passed away on December 15, 2020 at Sunnyview Care Center in Ankeny, IA, where she had been living after a fall in February, 2020. She was born in September 1935 to Raymond and Florence Porter. Jo married Barney Alleman on June 18, 1955 and they celebrated 65 loving years together this year.

Jo will be remembered by many as she worked for HyVee Drugtown for 40 years, providing decorating advice or helping people find the perfect gifts. She was a member of Lutheran Church of Hope in Ankeny, IA.

She is survived by her husband, Robert L. (Barney) Alleman; daughters, Linda Alleman (Tim Flowers), and Teri Sommerlot (Dave); brother, David Porter (Judy); granddaughters, Katy Fukuda (Masaki), Liv Sommerlot, and Carly Sommerlot; and great-granddaughter, Sophie Fukuda.

Due to Covid, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Memorials may be directed to Lutheran Church of Hope, Ankeny, in Jo's name.

The family gives their heartfelt thanks to the staff at SunnyView Care Center for their loving care of Jo.