OBITUARY

Alice Marie LaFollette

July 1, 1919December 1, 2017
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Alice LaFollette, 98, danced into Heaven on Friday, December 1, 2017.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, December 7, 2017, at Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Catholic Church in Ankeny. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday at Ankeny Funeral Home with a vigil service at 7 p.m.

Alice was born July 1, 1919, in Chicago, IL. She grew up there and received her education. She was united in marriage to E. Paul Allen, and they were blessed with four children, Judy, Sherman, Terry, and Joan. She later married Lynn LaFollette until he passed away.

Alice made her career with Ankeny State Bank and Paul’s Plumbing and Heating. She was a faithful servant of Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Catholic Church and the Catholic Daughters. Alice loved to dance, and also enjoyed playing cards and bowling. Most of all, Alice treasured cooking and hosting her family and friends at her home.

Alice is survived by her children, Judy Allen, Sherman (Mary) Allen, and Joan Kendig; 9 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, E. Paul Allen and Lynn LaFollette; son, Terry Allen; grandson, Shawn Allen; and son-in-law, Sam Kendig.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Above and Beyond Cancer.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, December 6, 2017
  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, December 7, 2017
REMEMBERING

Alice Marie LaFollette

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January 2, 2018

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

December 6, 2017

I loved Alice very much. We shared many laughs, and fun times over they years. I will miss her dearly, and will cherish all the memories. Everyone I meet in Ankeny knew the Allen family and has a happy memory of them.
Now in God's loving care.

Donna Thompson

December 5, 2017

Such an enjoyable part of my past! So sweet, so kind, so fun! She put up with such a lot from all of her children's friends! If there was entertaining to be done, she was the hostess with the mostest. We loved being around her! She will always be dancing in my memories. Judy, Sherman, and Joan, you were all so blessed to have her in your lives for such a long time.
Sincerely,
Donna Bruce, Nowels, Thompson

Ellen McDonald

December 4, 2017

Alice was a wonderful friend that I met in CDA. She was so friendly and cheerful to all. I shall miss her sweet smile.
My condolences to her family. I shall offer my prayers for Alice and for her family in their grief.

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