Neil Allen, age 83, or rural Morning Sun, died Wednesday, September 25, 2013, at the GreatRiverMedicalCenter in West Burlington. The son of Noel and Elta Garvey Allen, he was born on July 18, 1930 in Roseville, Ohio. He married Jill Ellen Henry on June 18, 1955 in Kearney, Nebraska.
Jerry graduated from RosevilleHigh School in Ohio. He attended ValparaisoCollege in Indiana. He served in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict. He worked for GE as a Quality Control Engineer.
He was a 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge in Lynchburg, Virginia and a member of the Mediapolis Lions Club. He enjoyed woodcarving, especially creating miniature clocks, doing crosswords, and computer activities.
His family includes his wife, Jill; a son, Charles Allen of 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 Pershing, and Carter Pershing; four great grandchildren, Sierra Rose, Christopher, Lea, and Ashley; a sister, Susan Horn of Georgia; a sister-in-law, Helen Allen of Brazil, Indiana; and an extended family including Luke & Anne-Mie Van Zandvliet of Belgium, Cory Dergance & Jason Darnell of Peru, Illinois, Bradley Murphy of Hephzibah, Georgia, Ann & Homer Keith of Cambridge, Ohio, and Rusty Johnson of Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Noel; and two half-sisters, Dorothy Darnell and Jean Read.
The family will meet friends on Sunday, September 29, 2013, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at the Hagele and Honts Funeral Home in Mediapolis. The funeral ceremony will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, September 30, 2013, at the Hagele and Honts Funeral Home with Rev. Jerleen Schlesser officiating. Cremation will follow the services and burial will take place at a later date in Kearney, Nebraska. Continue Reading →