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Irene Mae Smith Allen
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Birth: Jun. 27, 1920
Death: May 21, 2012

Funeral services for Irene Mae Allen, 91, of Greene, will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 25, 2012, at St. Peter Lutheran Church with Pastor Gary Hatcher officiating. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Greene.

Visitation will be from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m., Thursday, May 24, 2012, at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 324 E. Traer, Greene, with a scripture service at
7:30 p.m.

Irene Mae Smith was born on June 27, 1920, a daughter of Clifford Leo and Lilly Elizabeth Emma (Schafer) Smith and died Monday, May 21, 2012, at the Rehabilitation Center of Allison. She received her education in the public schools graduating from Greene High School in 1937.

As a young lady she was employed by Klassi Hardware, Curtis Grocery Store and the local Insurance office all in Greene. On March 31, 1946, Irene was united in marriage to Lowell J. Allen, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Greene. This union was blessed with four children.

Irene was a lifelong member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Greene where she taught Sunday School. She was a devoted mother and homemaker that enjoyed sewing, cooking, baking, gardening, canning, crocheting, and tending to her chickens. She was also on the Greene Music Parents Committee at school and a 4-H Leader.

Irene is survived by her children: Ann (Jerry) Boyd, Waterloo, Sandra (Merlin) Schuknecht, Greene, Clark (Robin) Allen, Palmer, TX, Barbara Brouwer, Parkersburg; 12 grandchildren: Brent (Mette) Kramer, Becky (Tony) Kramer-Bonfiglio, Makaela (Rob) Hoffman, Cameron (Sarah) Schuknecht, Katrina (Steve) TerHark, Haley (Jered) Shipman, Savanah Allen, Logan Allen, Heather (Brett) Huffman, Josh (Mandy) Brouwer, Samantha (Scott) Braun, James Brouwer (fiancÚ Molly Stock); 3 step-grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren: Gretchen Kramer, Ella, Cort, and Emily Bonfiglio, Brooks, McKinnley, Ryker Hoffman, Jarek TerHark, Brecken and Bodie Shipman, Haley Homeister, Blake Huffman, McKenna and Jesse Brouwer, Emma Braun and baby Schuknecht due in July; 2 step great-granddaughters: Hannah and Sydney TerHark; 2 sisters: Fern Bienemann, Shell Rock, Lois (Robert) Eliasen, Greene; sister-in-law:
Carol (Dean) Haugen, Fertile.

She was preceded in death by her husband Lowell, parents, son-in-law Robert Brouwer, great-grandson Finn Kramer, siblings : Velma Shreve, Lela Menken, Iva Barnett, and a brother in infancy Dale Leo Smith.

Family links: 
  Vern Dale Allen (1913 - 1944)*
*Calculated relationship
Rose Hill Cemetery
Butler County
Iowa, USA
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Originally Created by: Richard Bohn
Record added: May 22, 2012
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Irene Mae <i>Smith</i> Allen
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Irene Mae <i>Smith</i> Allen
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 Added: Oct. 4, 2012

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