TRUMAN — Allene Clow, age 87, of Truman, died Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, with her family at the window at Heartland Senior Living in Truman, 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, private graveside services will be held noon Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, with Rev. Timothy A. Chase officiating. The service will be livestreamed via the funeral home’s website. Zaharia Family Funeral home is entrusted with arrangements. www.zahariafamilyfuneral.com
Allene Mae Jones was born Dec. 28, 1932, in Judson Township, Blue Earth County, Minn., to Alvin Alfred Jones and Loris Glee (Butler) Jones. She was the second of 12 children. She attended school in Truman.
On Sept. 17, 1950, she married Anton “Tony” Clow at The Community Baptist Church in Truman. To this union, four 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 Minnesota 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, S.D., Cheri Clow of Truman, and Mic (Kari) Clow; daughter-in-law, Faith Clow; 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, Iowa, Ernie (Barb) Jones of Truman, Roger (Joann) Jones of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Larry Jones and Terry Michalke of Truman, Anita (Keith) Libby of Plaistow, N.H., Tim Jones of Newton, Iowa; sisters-in-law, Pat Jones of Truman, Joann “Boo” Grani of La Verne, Calif., Elaine “Tem” (Larry) Armstrong of Truman; brother-in-law, Virgil Hammerschmidt of Belle Plaine; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Allene was preceded in death by her parents, Alvin and Loris Jones; husband, Tony Clow; son, Craig Clow; granddaughter, Angela Clow; 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, Carole “Poopy” (Jim) Payne; brothers-in-law, Joseph Johnson, Donald Grani, and Roy Jr. “Sig” (Ramona) Clow.