Obituary Record

Elizabeth M Allen
Died on 2/20/1921
Buried in Blair Cemetery

Allen, Elizabeth, 28

Died 20 February 1921

#1-Published in Pilot on 23 February 1921

Miss Elizabeth Allen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Allen of this city, died at 8 o'clock Sunday evening at the Wise Memorial hospital in Omaha following an operation for goiter at 10 o'clock Saturday morning. Her heart proved too weak to withstand the shock and death came peaceably to close a short but beautiful life. Her father and mother, her brother, Ray and wife and Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Gossard were present when the end came. The body was brought up here Monday afternoon and the funeral held at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the Methodist church, Rev. Frank L. Reeder officiating. The church was crowded with relatives and friends and the floral tributes were unusually beautiful and generous. There were set pieces from the Woodman Circle in Omaha, from the W.R.C. and Rebekah lodges of this city. Elizabeth was born in this city September 29th, 1892, and was therefore 28 years of age last September. She grew to womanhood in this city and completed her education in the high school in 1911. She was employed at Hayden's in Omaha for some time, accepting a position in the art department of Brandeis store about a year ago. She became a member of the Methodist church at the age of 15 years and lived a beautiful Christian life as many years as she was permitted to live. Besides the parents she leaves one brother, Ray, who is married and lives in Omaha, and two sisters, Mrs. Lindsay Myers, of Tecumseh, and Margaret, who lives at home. The bereaved family have the sincere sympathy of many friends.

#2-published in Tribune on 24 February 1921


Miss Elizabeth Allen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Allen of Blair, died at Wise Memorial hospital, Omaha, Sunday morning, February 20, 1921, after an operation for goiter, having never regained consciousness after the operation, aged nearly 28 years.

Elizabeth Allen was born in Blair, September 29, 1893, and was reared to young womanhood here, passing her entire life in this city until a few years ago when she went to Omaha to live. She was one of nature's sweet girls; beautiful of face and figure, beautiful of disposition and with sweet, gracious manners, she won the love and esteem of all whom she came in contact. While a member of classes in the high school, she was a general favorite, not only with her classmates, but with her teachers as well.

After her graduation she went to Omaha where she entered the employ of one of the large mercantile firm at which place she was employed at the time of her death. For some time she had been troubled with goiter and decided to have it removed, and the operation caused her death.

Her body was brought to her home Monday afternoon and the funeral was held Tuesday from the Methodist church, of which she had long been a member; Rev. Frank Reeder preached the discourse. He touched briefly on her life and used the beautiful words of Jesus to his disciples, "I Go to Prepare a Place for You," words that have brought comfort to many sorrowing hearts. The casket was ladened with beautiful flowers-roses, lillies, carnations, orchids, sweet peas, and other fragrant blossoms-none of which were fairer or sweeter that her own young life had been.

A quartet consisting of Miss Ethel Mead, Mrs. Anna Martin, Gifford Dixon and John Moore sang a number of appropriate selections, with Miss Gladys Moore at the organ. The funeral was largely attended by Blair friends, both old and young , who knew and loved her. There were also a number of her Omaha friends in attendance. Besides her parents she leaves one brother, Ray, two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Myers, and Marjorie to mourn the untimely death of a daughter and sister and other relatives and a host of friends. The Tribune extends condolence to the sorrowing ones.

#3-24 Feb., 1921 - The Enterprise - Elizabeth Allen

The funeral of Miss Elizabeth Allen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Allen of this city, was held Monday afternoon at three o’clock from the Methodist church, Rev. Reeder officiating.

The deceased was born Sept. 29, 1892 in Blair, and was reared and educated here, having graduated from the city schools in 1911. She underwent an operation at the Wise Memorial hospital for goiter from which she could not recover and passed away Sunday, Feb. 20.

For some time she has held a very responsible position with the Brandeis stores in Omaha as buyer in the art department, and was considered very efficient and greatly beloved by all who came in contact with her.

She united with the Methodist church when a young girl and was faithful to her belief.

There are left to mourn her early death the grief-stricken parents, a brother Ray and two sisters, Margaret and Ruth.

~~~ Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska.~~~ Find a Grave # 69159457