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Jean H. Allen

Published: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST
Jean H. Allen

PROPHETSTOWN – Jean H. Allen, 85, of Prophetstown, died Monday, June 2, 2014, at Prophets Riverview Good Samaritan Center in Prophetstown. She worked for the Morrison Community Hospital housekeeping department, retiring in 1993.

Jean was born Oct. 6, 1928, in Sterling, the daughter of Earl and Clara (Dettman) Maxwell. She married Francis M. “Rainy” Allen on June 13, 1948, in Rock Falls. He preceded her in death on Feb. 4, 1981. She was a member of First Lutheran Church in Prophetstown.

Survivors include two daughters, Carol (Gene) VanDeWostine of Prophetstown and Paula (Ronald) Musick of Rock Falls; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy Boles of Morrison and Judy (Don) Popowski of Ukiah, California; and two brothers, Lawrence (Nancy) Maxwell of Cedar Point, North Carolina, and Charles (Nancy) Maxwell of Sterling.

She also was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Beverly Martens; and one son-in-law, Charles Martens.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Bosma-Gibson Funeral Home in Prophetstown. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First Lutheran Church in Prophetstown, with the Rev. Judith Huseth, interim pastor, officiating. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery in Prophetstown.

Memorials have been established to First Lutheran Church and Prophets Riverview Good Samaritan Center, both in Prophetstown.

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