Burial Service for Former Lake Panorama Residents May 16
By Susan Thompson
Final burial arrangements have been set for a Lake Panorama couple whose will provides estate gifts to six Panora nonprofit groups. Jim and Joyce McLuen both died in 2016.
Joyce passed away April 19, 2016 in Sarasota, Florida. Following her death, Jim returned to Indianola and passed away November 21, 2016. Inurnment of their cremains will be Tuesday, May 16, 11 a.m., at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery near Van Meter.
Joyce attended Drake University in the early 1950s, then worked for the Department of Natural Resources in the state fish hatchery. Jim was a graduate of Drake University College of Pharmacy. He served in the United States Army and in 1958 went to work for Burkey Drug in Indianola. He purchased the business in 1966 and named it McLuen Drug. He retired when he sold the business to his brother Ed.
The couple wintered in Florida and spent their summers at Lake Panorama. They were one of the first homesteaders at the lake, having purchased a lot before there was water. They enjoyed boating, fishing and golfing.
Seven entities will receive bequests from the McLuen estate. The largest gift will go to the Drake University College of Pharmacy for student scholarships.
Another bequest will go to Friends of Lake Panorama, with the McLuen’s will directing those funds be used for the “upkeep, beautification or expansion” of the Panorama West golf course.
Other estate beneficiaries are the Panora Volunteer Fire Department, Panora EMS, Panora Library, Panora United Methodist Church and Panora P.E.T.S.
The final amounts of the seven bequests aren’t yet known. It’s anticipated distributions will be made sometime this summer.