Frances Allison <I>Bell</I> Raven

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Frances Allison Bell Raven

Ollie, Keokuk County, Iowa, USA
Death 6 May 2002 (aged 83)
Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa, USA
Burial Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 93761429 · View Source
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Daily Freeman Journal Wed. 8 May 2002

F. ALLISON RAVEN. 83, Webster City, died Monday, May 6, 2002 at the Hamilton Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev. John Grebner and Rev. Doug Tiffany officiating. Private family interment will be at the Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be at Foster Funeral Home.

Frances Allison Bell was the daughter of Raymond Bruce Bell and Marie Jacobs Bell and was born Jul 21, 1918 on a farm near Ollie, Iowa. Allison's mother passed away when she was only 5 1/2 years old and she was raised by her grandparents, Alson and Elizabeth Jacobs and lived in Nemaha and Waukee.

Allison graduated from Nemaha High School in 1936 and was valedictotian of her class, receiving a four year scholarship to college for her academic achievements. In addition, Allison was an excellant piano student and played for the school and church functions in Nemaha and Waukee. Allison graduated from AIB business college in Des Moines. Was employed at Henry A. Wallace Pioneer Hybred Seed Co. in Des Moines. In 1939, Allison served as secretary to Mr. Selby.

Allison Bell married Walter Raven on Oct. 1, 1939 at the English Lutheran Lutheran Church in Webster City. They spent their honeymoon in Minnesota and later lived there 20 summers at their lake home near Park Rapids.

She was employed by Hahne Printing Company in Webster City as Advertising Assistant for the Aberdeen Angus Journal before retiring. Allison also served as a sevretary at the Raven Real Estate for many years,

Allison is survived by her husband, Walter; son Michael J., architect and his fiancee Christine Swanson of Berkley Calif; Michael's son Erik, Washington D.C.; daughter Kristina Raven of Paris, France; son David Raven, artists and teacher for Brown College in Mendota Heights, Minn and his wife DeAnne Gregory-Raven, their daughter, Lindsey Raven, and son Jasper Raven, both residing in the Twin Cities.

In addition, she is also survived by her stepmother Edith Bell and half-sister, Anna Bell Brazeal of Buffalo Grove; and a cousin, Betty Horn of Adell, Iowa.

Allison was preceded in death by her father, Raymond in 1975 and her mother, Marie, in 1924.

Allison will be remembered by her family and friends as a kind spirit who enjoyed life and was a generous friend to all who knew her. She gave all her family encouragement to succeed at whatever they tired.

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 93761429
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Frances Allison Bell Raven (21 Jun 1918–6 May 2002), Find a Grave Memorial no. 93761429, citing Graceland Cemetery, Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Betty (contributor 46527014) .