Alice Allensworth
November 13, 1924 - September 29, 2017
Birthplace: Oakland, IA
Resided In: Macedonia, IA

Service 10/7/2017
Macedonia United Methodist Church
Burial 10/7/2017
Macedonia Cemetery

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Alice Sarah Allensworth, age 92, of Macedonia, Iowa, passed away Friday, September 29, 2017 at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital in Red Oak. Alice was born November 13, 1924 in Oakland, Iowa the daughter of Otis and Annie (Carmack) Pendegraft. Alice lived most of her life in the Macedonia area where she attended school. She loved music and sang in the Glee Club and Mixed Chorus. Alice was united in marriage to Donald Allensworth on November 7, 1941. Three children were born to this union: Sandra Jeanne, Sherry Kay, and Susan Marie. Don and Alice farmed in the Henderson, Iowa area for 14 years. Alice loved the outdoors and their John Deere A Tractor which she operated quite often on the farm. In 1947, Alice organized the Ambitious Andies 4-H Club and was the leader for 8 years. In 1956 the family moved to an acreage near Council Bluffs, Iowa where she worked as a nurse’s aide at Jennie Edmundson Hospital. In 1958, Don and Alice moved to Alice’s hometown of Macedonia where Don started a repair shop. Alice helped with the books, running after parts, and working in the shop. Don was disabled after a car accident in 1972 and was forced to retire. Alice worked for a while at the Henderson Locker and Uniroyal in Red Oak as an inspector. In 1981, she started working at Montgomery County Memorial Hospital. She retired in 1992, but eventually went back to work at the hospital where she had the opportunity to work with her daughter, Susie, for a year. Alice and Don enjoyed traveling and spent several winters in their motor home in Texas. Alice took many trips nationally and internationally with Don and “the girls”. She was a past member of the Henderson Library Club, Order of Eastern Star, Jolly Dozen Club, Friday Federated Club, Helping Hand Circle, Montgomery County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, and the Macedonia Historical and Preservation Society. She also served on the Macedonia City Council for 8 years. In 1998, Alice received a volunteer award from Governor Terry Branstad. She inherited her love of quilt making from her mother and made each daughter, grandchild, and great grandchild a quilt. She also enjoyed sewing, being outdoors, and tending to her garden, berry patch, and flowers, and over the years enjoyed helping Don teach square dance lessons.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband: Donald in 2007; sisters: Phyllis Sonderup and Roberta Morris; brother: James Pendegraft; and great granddaughter: Ariana Montgomery. Survivors include her daughters: Sandy Sladky and husband Richard of Omaha, NE; Sherry Cook and husband Tom of Grand Island, NE; and Susie Achenbach of Macedonia, IA; 8 grandchildren; many great grandchildren; 1 great great granddaughter; sister: Mavis McDuffie of Omaha, NE; brother: Don Pendegraft and wife Linda of Creston, IA; many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held 2 PM Saturday, October 7, 2017 at the Macedonia United Methodist Church in Macedonia, Iowa. The family will have a private burial at a later time at the Macedonia Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital Foundation or the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.


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