In loving memory of

Charlotte Louise Allen
October 10, 1945 - November 25, 2019

Charlotte Louise Allen, 74, of New London, died Monday, November 25, 2019 at Great River Medical Center, West Burlington. She was born October 10, 1945 in LaHarpe, Illinois to John Leonard and Louise Long Mears. On September 3, 1966, she married Larry Dean Allen in Kahoka, MO. He died July 30, 2010.
She was a 1963 graduate of New London High School and attended Calvary Baptist Church. Charlotte worked many years on the production line at Motorola and most recently at Casey's in New London. She was a big fan of the Cubs and Bears and enjoyed the Hallmark Channel and shopping, especially for shoes.
Survivors include her mother of New London; sons; Larry of New London and Jeremy (Paige) of Mt. Pleasant; step-daughters; Barb (Cecil) Hobbs of Washington and Mechelle Allen of Ft. Madison; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; brothers; Chuck (Connie) Mears and John Mears, both of New London; sister; Linda (Larry) Zachmeyer of Ft. Madison; and nieces and nephews.
The memorial service will be at 10:00 AM, Friday at Elliott Chapel with the family receiving friends beginning at 9:00 until the time of the service. Mr. Dan Dingus will officiate. According to her wishes her body has been cremated. A memorial has been established.
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Gary W. Mears wrote on Dec 16, 2019:

"My memories go back sixty-plus years to Grandpa & Grandma's reunions in Blandinsville. Charlotte would always be in the Kitchen with Aunt Louise & all the Mears women and Chuck & Johnie would be out side playing with David & I. I send my comfort to all of Uncle Leonard & Aunt Louise's Family."

Rob and Jacob Henry wrote on Nov 28, 2019:

"Larry, So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Prayers of comfort for your family. - Rob and Jacob Henry"

Chasity wrote on Nov 26, 2019:

"Charlotte you were a very wonderful lady. I miss working with you! You will be missed! My heart goes out to her loved ones?"

Deb Smith wrote on Nov 26, 2019:

"I did not know Charlotte personally, but have heard so many good things about her. Butch and I wish the family feelings of comfort and peace during this difficult time. "

Nancy Smoot wrote on Nov 26, 2019:

"So sorry for your loss. She was a one-of-a-kind lady! But heaven is her home now and in the arms of Jesus there is no better place to be! Praying God's comfort for your family!"

Nancy Landes wrote on Nov 26, 2019:

"My heart is heavy as I write this. Charlotte was such a good friend, one I won't soon forget! My heart goes out to her family during this difficult time. I just had another good friend remind that life is made up of many chapters. Try to get through your pain by concentrating on past chapters and not so much on her last chapter.There are many good memories to hang onto. May God bless you!"