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Allene Mae Clow

December 28, 1932 — October 5, 2020

Allene Clow, age 87, of Truman, died with her family at the window at Heartland Senior Living in Truman, on Monday, October 5, 2020 after being stricken with COVID-19, although she probably died of a broken heart, due to the isolation of the pandemic, she was unable to hug and visit with those she loved.
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic outbreak, there will be private graveside services held at noon on Thursday October 8, 2020 with Rev. Timothy A. Chase officiating. The service will be live streamed via the funeral home website. Zaharia Family Funeral home is entrusted with arrangements. Www.zahariafamilyfuneral.com

Allene Mae Jones was born on December 28, 1932 in Judson Township, Blue Earth County to Alvin Alfred Jones and Loris Glee (Butler) Jones.  She was the 2nd of 12 children. She attended school in Truman.  On September 17, 1950 she married Anton “Tony” Clow at The Community Baptist Church in Truman. To this union 4 children were born. Allene was a stay at home mother and kept herself busy with the kids and their school, church and scout activities. She later worked at Truman Drug for over 30 years. She was also a member of the Lutheran Retirement home auxiliary. Allene was an active member of St. Paul’s Lutheran church in Truman, attending Ladies Aid functions and as a representative on the LWML for many years. She was on the board of Directors for the Truman Historical Society and enjoyed getting together at the community events held in town.

Allene’s potato salad and chocolate cake will never be forgotten. Her giving personality and her care and concern for others will be emulated by many. She always had coffee on for coffee time, sweets and snacks were never in short supply and you never went away hungry.  She loved watching the MN Twins win and even if they didn’t, she had a good time. She truly cared for others, and it showed. She will be missed by many.

Allene is survived by her children Brad (Brenda) Clow of Sioux Falls, SD, Cheri Clow of Truman and Mic (Kari) Clow; daughter-in-law, Faith Clow (Gary Pahl); grandchildren, Shannon (Andy) Sexe, Caycie (Nick) Volek, Ashley (Jake) Bourboun, Jory Clow, Courtney (Corey) Thorpe, Jarred (Jessy) Clow, Jasmine (Miah) Fitzgerald, Jacob (Jennifer) Clow, Jackie (Aaron) Leuer; 22 Great-grandchildren, Maddie, Cammy, Anthony, Presley, Mila, Katelyn, Alyssa, Riley, Taia, Teagan, Tatum, Alyssa, Ella, Jackson, Hailey, Jenna, Nora, Hamilton, Sydney, Huxley, Vayda and Lahnee; brothers and sisters, Elaine Johnson of Swea City, IA, Ernie (Barb) Jones of Truman, Roger (Joann) Jones of Colorado Springs, CO; Larry Jones and Terry Michalke, of Truman, Anita (Keith) Libby of Plaistow, NH, Tim Jones, Newton, IA; sisters-in-law, Pat Jones of Truman, Joann “Boo” Grani of La Verne, CA and Elaine “Tem” (Larry) Armstrong of Truman; brother-in-law Virgil Hammerschmidt of Belle Plaine; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Allene is preceded in death by her parents, Alvin and Loris Jones; Husband Tony Clow; son Craig Clow; granddaughter Angela Clow and great-granddaughter Ava Thorpe; siblings Mava Ruth, Valdon, Lois Kay, Harlan and Curtis; Sisters-in-law Pat Jones, Bonnie “Nubbie” (Erhardt) Grefe, Odelle “Sis” Payne, Kareen “Teet” Hammerschmidt and Carole “Poopy” (Jim) Payne; brothers-in-law Joseph Johnson, Donald Grani and Roy Jr. “Sig” (Ramona) Clow; parents-in-law, Roy and Josephine Clow.

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