Allene Chambers

Apr 6, 2018


11:00 AM Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at Kearns Funeral Services Kimball Chapel


4-6 PM Monday, April 9, 2018, at Kearns Funeral Services Kimball Chapel. As well as one hour prior to services


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Allene Chambers, 93, of Cedar Falls died Thursday, April 5, 2018 at Windhaven, Western Home Communities, Cedar Falls.

Allene was born December 5, 1924 daughter of Archie V. and Echo M. (Bateman) Ashton. She attended country schools in the Harmony, Minnesota area, and graduated from Harmony High School.

She married Paul David Chambers on November 20, 1944. He died in March, 2002. They were the parents of one son, David, who died in 1967 at the age of 20, and one daughter, Sherri.

Allene worked at John Deere for 7 years in the 1950’s, and was happy to acquire many friends during the more than 25 years that she sold Avon.

She was very active in her church, and shared her faith while leading many Bible Study classes, both in the Cedar Valley and in Texas, where she and Paul wintered for many years.

Allene is survived by her daughter, Sherri (Steve) Mingus of Waterloo, Iowa; two grandchildren, Troy Mingus of Clear Lake, IA and Jennifer (Brian) Hawley of Jesup, IA; six great-grandchildren, Jade, Alyssa and Aiden Hawley; Faith and Addison Mingus; and Christian Davis; several nieces and nephews; and special friends Dave and Carol McCullough and Lynda Trewin.

Preceded in death by her husband of 57 years; her son, David; three brothers, Earl, Frank and Art Ashton; and one sister Evelyn Lietz.

Allene was friend to everyone she met and made everyone feel loved and special. Those meeting her for the first time, or multiple times, walked away after the encounter with their burdens lightened and their faith strengthened. If one hesitated to let her pay for a meal, she wasn’t above using the phrase “Don’t take away my blessing” to get her way. Always said with a twinkle in her eye and grin on her face.

This was her motto:

“Why God Made Hugs”

Everyone was meant to share

God’s all abiding love and care

So God made hugs a special sign

A symbol of His love divine

A circle of our open arms

To hold in love and keep out harms

A tiny bit of Heaven above

That signifies his perfect love.

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  1. Julie Strid | Apr 09, 2018

    I am so sorry for your loss. She was such a sweet woman. I remember her visiting my family in the summers when i was kid growing up. She was a wonderful person inside and out. 

    With all my love,

    Julie Strid

    (Darold’s youngest daughter)

  2. Kathy Brezinski | Apr 08, 2018


    It is with mixed feelings I wriite this — sadness, for those of us left behind...but great joy, knowing she is with her Lord and Savior.  My sincere condolences to your family during this difficult time.  Sherri, you know how much I loved your mom — and I'm so glad I was able to visit with her last time I was home.  Losing our moms leaves a huge hole in our hearts  — my thoughts and prayers are with you.  Love you. ❤️

    Kathy Adams Brezinski

  3. Deb Keeley Jacobson | Apr 07, 2018

    Sherri and Steve,

    There are so few comforting words I can say.  The passing of your mom, who first introduced you to this big world and who loved you along your path is never easy.

    I know Mom was up there to meet her and they are dancing with the angels!

    I'm truly sorry for your loss.

    Deb Keeley Jacobson

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