Susann (Eau Claire) Allen

NAUVOO, Ill. — Susann R. (Eau Claire) Allen, 59, of Nauvoo, Ill., died at 8:19 a.m. Sunday (Dec. 21, 2003) in her home in Nauvoo.

She was born Aug. 1, 1944, in Des Moines, a daughter of Walter G. and Ruth (Manning) Eau Claire.

On Sept. 11, 1963 in Salt Lake City, Utah, she was married to Charles W. Allen. He survives.

Susan was a homemaker and along with her husband, owned and managed The Allyn House and Blimpie in Nauvoo.

She graduated from Mason City High School.

She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Nauvoo.

She served in various capacities in the Primary, Young Women’s Association, and the Relief Society. She was very active in the Nauvoo Chamber of Commerce.

She was a devoted mother, wife, grandmother and daughter.

She is survived by her husband, Charles W. Allen of Nauvoo, Ill.; her parents, Walter and Ruth Eau Claire of Mason City; three daughters, Carolyn Sue “Carrie” Wilson of Nauvoo, Ill., Christina Bronwyn Rogers and her husband, Michael, of Nauvoo, Ill., and Charlene Ruth Holbrook and her husband, Curtis, of Mesa, Ariz.; one son, C. Marcus Allen and his wife, Kathy, of Nauvoo, Ill.; one sister, Denise Held of Everette, Wash.; two brothers, Mike Eau Claire of Gaithersburg, Md., and Steve Eau Claire of North Patomic, Md.; seven grandchildren, Ashlie, Maya, Craig, Andrew, Lani, Abby, and Luke.

She was preceded in death by one son, Craig William Allen, in 1981; one daughter, Camille Eau Claire Allen, in 1994; and one granddaughter, Camille Bronwyn Rogers in 1996.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Nauvoo, Ill. with Bishop Merlin Reittinger officiating, burial in Nauvoo City Cemetery.

Friends may call after noon at the Lamporte Funeral Home in Nauvoo, with the family present from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Memorials in the name of Susann R. (Eau Claire) Allen have been established for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

(Published December 23, 2003
- Mason City Globe Gazette)  Photo from MCHS Yearbook