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Helen Blanche Pugh Allen
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Birth: Mar. 19, 1885
Appanoose County
Iowa, USA
Death: Mar. 27, 1951
Appanoose County
Iowa, USA

Sec.6 Row 10
On the same stone with Jess Allen 1885-1953

Blanche Pugh daughter of Samuel and Decindia Pugh, was born near Exline, Iowa, March 19, 1885. She was a lifelong resident of the Exline community, where she won a host of friends through out the years. Blanche was a long time and quite active member of the Exline Christian Church, to which she remained faithful as long as health permitted. She had the distinction of being the first bride to be married in the present Christian Church, February 18, 1912, she was united in marriage to Jess Allen, Beginning a beautiful and constant companionship which lasted over a period of 39 years. The untiring devotion given her by her husband during her lingering illness, is to be highly commended.

On Tuesday morning, March 27, 1951 at 9:30 am at her home in Exline, she quietly departed from, this life at the age of 66 years and 8 days, to enter into life eternal, given only to those redeemed of God.

She leaves to mourn her passing, her devoted husband, Jess Allen, and three brothers, Van Pugh, Centerville, Sanford Pugh, Des Moines and David Pugh, of Rockford, Illinois. She was preceded in death by her parents, and two sisters, Mrs. Laura Elledge, and Mrs. Lucy Monroe.

Funeral services were held Friday, March 30 from the Christian Church in Exline with Rev. Lyle Armstrong officiating. Burial was in the Exline Cemetery. Mrs. Lazelle Musgrove sang two comforting hymns, "Good Night and Good Morning," and "No Night There," accompanied by Miss Nora Bratchi at the piano. Pallbearers were nephews Thurman Pugh, Herman Elledge, Kendall Monroe, Jack Middleton, and Glen and Lester Morrow.

Card of Thanks:
Words cannot express may deep appreciation to those who assisted in any way during the recent illness and death of my wife. I am especially grateful for the beautiful floral offerings. Husband, Jess Allen.

(from Iowegian, April 10, 1951) in additional news from the same paper 6 months earlier...Exline--Mrs. Jess Allen, who has been quite poorly seems to be some better at this time. Mrs. Allen has been taking treatments in Ottumwa.
Family links: 
  Samuel Pugh (1837 - 1905)
  Dicinda Phillips Baker Pugh (1843 - 1932)
  Jesse Cecil Allen (1885 - 1953)
  Laura Edna Pugh Elledge (1871 - 1946)*
  Vanevery Horton Pugh (1876 - 1953)*
  Sanford C Pugh (1878 - 1962)*
  Lucy E. Pugh Monroe (1880 - 1948)*
  David Ambery Pugh (1882 - 1952)*
  Helen Blanche Pugh Allen (1885 - 1951)
*Calculated relationship
Exline Cemetery
Appanoose County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Donald Bitner
Record added: Feb 16, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48217438
Helen Blanche <i>Pugh</i> Allen
Added by: Donald Bitner
Helen Blanche <i>Pugh</i> Allen
Added by: Jeanie McClurg
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Rest In Peace.
- R. Bowles-Meentzen
 Added: Dec. 31, 2013

- Donald Bitner
 Added: Feb. 16, 2010

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