Lewallen, Joy Smith
Joy Smith was born in the early 1920s in rural Iowa. After graduating from high school in 1938, she attended McPherson College, which was operated by the Church of the Brethren in McPherson, Kansas. After graduating in 1942, Smith married a fellow McPherson alumnus and pastor Wilburn Lewallen. For the next thirty years the Lewallens served churches throughout the Midwest including Iowa, Illinois, and Indiana.