ALLISON, Beth Rosetta (Bracken, Holtz) 1912-2001
ALLISON, BISHOP, BRACKEN, HOLTZ
Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 5/14/2011 at 13:20:21
BETH ROSETTA ALLISON
CHARLES CITY, IOWA - Beth Rosetta Allison, 89, formerly of 1005 Clinton St., died Saturday (Nov. 24, 2001) at Riverside Chautauqua Home, Charles City.
Funeral services will be held at10 a.m. Wednesday at Fullerton Hage Funeral Home, 401 Blunt St., Charles City. Officiating will be the Rev. Solomon Odoom of West St. Charles United Methodist Church. Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery, Rudd.
Visitation will be from 3 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral chapel with family greeting friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the services at the chapel Wednesday.
Beth was born one of six children to Roy and Minerva (Bishop) Bracken at Rudd on February 16, 1912. She graduated from Rudd High School and then earned her teaching certificate from Teachers College in Cedar Falls. She taught rural school in Floyd County, then the Rudd-Rockford-Marble Rock school system, and then at Greene. Following her husband's death in 1969, she moved to Harlingen, Texas, and taught until her retirement in 1975. She also assisted with the family farm work.
Beth married Clifford Holtz on April 5, 1930, in Charles City, and to this union was born one daughter. Clifford preceded her in death on June 7, 1969.
When she returned to Charles City, she married Russell Allison in June 1975 in Charles City. He preceded her in death in February 1981.
Beth was a member of West St. Charles United Methodist Church and both the Charles City and Floyd Senior Citizens. She spent a great deal of time taking bus trips and playing "500" in her later years with her best friend Orville Lange. She enjoyed her family and grandchildren often making them crocheted keepsakes.
Those thankful for sharing Beth's life include her daughter and husband, Judy A. and Donald Bean, Charles City; her three grandchildren, Brian and his wife, Debi Bean, Highland, Calif., Brad and his wife, Sandra Bean, Floyd, and Melinda and her husband, Neal Aikey, Coulter; and her surviving sister, Joyce E. and her husband, Glen Greenzweig, Mercedes, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands, Clifford and Russell; two sisters, Cozy Haughey and Eleanor Melcher; and two brothers, Parker and Paul Bracken.
Fullerton Hage Funeral Home, (641) 228-4211.
Globe Gazette, Nov. 26, 2001
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