In Memory of Charlotte Allen
Died: May 30, 2017
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 2, 2017 at the United Methodist Church of Odebolt, Iowa. Pastor Ken Miller will officiate; with Committal Services following at the Early Union Cemetery of Early, Iowa. A visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, June 1, 2017 at the Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Odebolt, Iowa. The Christensen - Van Houten Funeral Home of Odebolt, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online to www.christensenvanhouten.com
Charlotte Allen was born June 4, 1924, one of eleven children born to Oscar and Rose (Hook) Rubendall at the family home in Auburn, Iowa. Charlotte’s parents moved to an acreage by Sac City, Iowa when she was 5 years old where she attended country school.
Charlotte married Stanley Allen on December 13, 1945, in Sac City, Iowa. To this union two children were born, Steven and Sandra. Charlotte and Stanley resided on the family farm in rural Early until they bought their own place in 1954 and moved to rural Odebolt, Iowa, where she resided until 2015.
Charlotte was a loyal member of the Odebolt United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school and was active in United Methodist Women. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Charlotte worked side by side with Stanley on the family farm. She was an exceptional homemaker, a superb cook and loved to tend to her flowers and yard. Charlotte followed and thoroughly enjoyed attending her children’s and grandchildren’s activities. In her later years she enjoyed restoring antique furniture and traveling to visit her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Charlotte is survived by her husband Stanley, son Steve (DeAnn) Allen of Early, IA; son-in-law Henry Horst of Lake View, IA; grandchildren, Stacey (Travis) Etchison of Des Moines, IA, Amy (Cary) Hock of Norwalk, IA, Eric (Nicole) Allen of Vinton, IA and Greg (Katie) Allen of Vinton, IA; great-grandchildren Leif, Olive, & Elin Allen; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents; daughter Sandra Kay Horst; brothers, Clayton, Forest and Oscar Jr.; sisters, Celia, Hazel, Eveline, Marjorie, Bernice, Rose, and Darlene.
11:00 a.m., Friday,
June 2, 2017
United Methodist Church
Pastor Ken Miller
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.,
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Christensen ~ Van Houten
Mindy Miller, Organist
Larry, Daryl, Evan & Rick Hecht, Vocalists
Collen Hecht, Accompanist
Vocal Selection: Turn, Turn, Turn
Because He Lives
Hymn of Promise
Early Union Cemetery