Emma Jean Allaby, age 88, the daughter of George Edward Rossi and Emma L. (Sapp) Rossi, was born August 12,1934, in Keokuk Iowa. She left this life on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, at her Davis City, Iowa home.

Emma grew up and attended school in Keokuk, Iowa. On the 7th of December 1952, she married Lloyd H. Johnson in Macomb, Illinois. They were blessed with four children, Kay, Lloyd “Rocky”, Charles, and Beverly, and made their home in Macomb, Illinois before moving back to Keokuk. A few years later Lloyd passed away. In 1976, Emma Jean became employed by the Keokuk Area Hospital. Later in 1972, the family moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Emma Jean met James S. Allaby; they were united in marriage on May 24, 1980, at the Church of Bells in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They made their home in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. She moved back to Iowa in 1994, and resided with her daughter, Kay until her passing.

Over the years Emma was a wife, mother, and homemaker to her family. She loved all children, but especially her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great, great grandchildren. She loved holding babies. In her free time she enjoyed crocheting, doing plastic canvas, reading, and sitting in her rocking chair listening to gospel music. She read her Bible daily and was a faithful member of the Davis City Assembly of God Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents, George Rossi and Emma Garcia; and her husbands, Lloyd H. Johnson and James Allaby; sons, Lloyd “Rocky” Johnson and Charles Johnson; grandson, Bruce Lee Schraven; brothers, Bill Stoops and Bob Stoops; and sisters, Helen Nye, Viola Miller, and Georgia Meyers.

Survivors include her daughters, Kay Flowers and husband, Larry Flowers of Davis City, Iowa and Bev Crites of Mountain Home, Arkansas; grandchildren, Teresa Belt, Michael Schlieve, Angela Householder, Danny Schraven, and Bruce Lee Schraven; great grandchildren, Amanda Schraven, Jessica Shimerda, Thomas Hardy, Mike Schlieve, Lawrence Householder, Breanna householder Page, and Tracy Johnson; great, great grandchildren, Amiya, Marley, EmmaRae, Bentlee, and Emberleigh; siblings, George Rossi of Locust Grove, Virginia, Margaret Crabtree of Alamo Texas, Tom & Carol Rossi of Dadesville, Alabama and Patti & Jay Mandler of Opelika, Alabama; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held at Slade – O’Donnell Funeral Home in Leon, Iowa on October 13, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. Burial will be following in the Davis City Cemetery, Davis City, Iowa. There will be a meal served after, at the Davis City Community Center. Visitation is October 12, 2022, beginning at 1 p.m. with family receiving friends 5 to 7 p.m. at Slade – O’Donnell Funeral Home.