Joan  Cundiff Allen


Joan Cundiff Allen was born in Live Oak, Florida. She is the daughter of Marian and Joe Cundiff. While a student at Suwannee High School she played Clarinet in the Band and was a Varsity Cheerleader for the Bull Dogs. She graduated in 1952. After High School she attended Virginia Intermont College in Bristol, Virginia before transferring to Florida State University where she was a member of the Kappa Delta Sorority and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1957. Joan was married to Charles Allen from 1957 until 1985 and they had 2 sons, Charlie and Scott. She was a very involved Mother and enjoyed helping with her sons extracurricular activities while they lived in Seminole, Florida. She was a member of the Junior Women's Club and occasionally worked as a substitute teacher. The family moved to Tallahassee, Florida in 1975 where Joan took on the role that would define her for the rest of her life. For 24 years she was Miss Joann employed as a Youth Librarian at the main branch of the Leroy Collins Public Library. She loved all of her children patrons and it showed. She was passionate, energetic and creative in her mission to entertain children and show them how much fun reading could be. Joan is survived by her son Scott(Karen), daughter in law Jeany, 5 Grandsons Jeff, Greg(Amanda), Bryan, Jason, Eric and her Great Grandson Caleb, brother Jim(Sue), sister in law Lynda, 3 nephews and 1 niece. She is predeceased by her oldest son Charlie, her brother Joe and her parents. A grave side ceremony will be held at the Live Oak Cemetery at 2:00 pm on Friday, January 11, 2019.
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Published on January 8, 2019
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