Jill Ellen <I>Henry</I> Allen

Jill Ellen Henry Allen

Birth
Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska, USA
Death 9 Mar 2017 (aged 85)
Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa, USA
Burial Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska, USA
Plot 1262A-3 East
Memorial ID 193120393 · View Source
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Jill Ellen Allen, age 85, of Mediapolis, passed away Friday morning, June 9, 2017, at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington. The daughter of John A. and Jane Gibbons Henry, she was born on June 16, 1931 in Kearney, Nebraska. Jill married Jerry Neil Allen on June 18, 1955 in Kearney. He preceded her in death on September 25, 2013.

Jill graduated from Principia Upper School in St. Louis, Missouri and from Principia College in Elsa, Illinois with an education degree. She had been a secretary and then teacher at Bancroft School in New Jersey and later worked as a social worker. She did enjoy being a homemaker.

She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Mediapolis and a P.E.O. Chapter in Burlington. Jill enjoyed gardening, reading, traveling, theatre, musicals, and animals.

Her family includes a son, Charles Allen of rural Morning Sun; two daughters, Jane & Tom Cranston of Coralville and Nancy & Owen Ryder of Quebec, Canada; four grandchildren, Jessica & Jason Clark, Robert ‘RJ’ Hergert, Eric & Nicole Pershing, and Carter Pershing; four great grandchildren, Sierra Rose, Christopher, Lea, and Ashlynn; a brother, Charles Henry of Danville, California; two sisters, Nancy Van Allen of Honolulu, Hawaii and Maren Henderson of Santa Monica, California; and several nieces and nephews and their families. Her extended family includes Luc Van Zandvliet and Anne-Mie Van Zandvliet both of Belgium, Cory & Jason Darnell of Peru, Illinois; Bradley Murphy of Hephzibah, Georgia; Ann & Keith Homer of Cambridge, Ohio, Rusty Johnson of Des Moines, Brad & Johna Murphy of Mediapolis; Stephanie, Charity, and Tasha; and Joy Mack. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Jerry.


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  • Created by: Hannah Gonzalez
  • Added: 14 Sep 2018
  • Find A Grave Memorial 193120393
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jill Ellen Henry Allen (16 Jun 1931–9 Mar 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 193120393, citing Kearney Cemetery, Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Hannah Gonzalez (contributor 49716563) .