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NEVA SUE RAUCH ALEE

Neva Sue Rauch Allee was born July 1, 1949, in Maryville, MO to Louis and Jessie (Wilson) Rauch of Sheridan, MO. Neva graduated from Sheridan High School in 1967. On January 30, 1971, Neva Sue was joined in marriage to Edmond Wayne Allee in Sheridan, MO where they resided until moving to their forever home in Diagonal, IA February 1976. To this union, they were blessed with four sons, Robert Ivan, Edmond Lewis, Doy Allen and Travis Wayne.
During her high school years, Neva excelled in basketball and choir. As an accomplished vocalist, she thoroughly enjoyed her years performing and was the designated Roadie for the Midnite Special’s band. As with all activities throughout her lifetime, Neva made lifelong friends, and those friendships increased in number as the years progressed. She was an active member of the community and never slowed down when there was a task that either could be completed or needed completing.
Neva served as the accounts manager for Sur-Gro Plant Food Company and retired in 2019 after 45 years of service but continued to check in and provide support from time to time.
Neva was, without a doubt, the matriarch of the family. Her family was her world, and her quick humor and familial stories always made family gatherings all the more special. Mom/Grandma could quickly turn things around when things started to get a little rowdy. She was an avid sports fan and enjoyed her children and grandchildren’s hundreds of sporting events over the years.
Neva cooked for the masses, from the early days of preparing those pre-game meals for her sons and “adopted” sons; to the many family holidays, Sur-Gro holiday parties and customer appreciation events. Those who were blessed to have tasted her cooking know that you didn’t turn down that treat when offered.
Ed and Neva loved to travel, and some of those travels were enjoyed among close friends and family. A few favorite travels included cruises in the Mediterranean, trips to Nashville and Florida, traveling to Aruba, Hawaii, Las Vegas and Mexico. Neva passed away on April 12, 2022.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 51 years, Edmond; children, Robert (Mary) Allee of Columbia, MO, Edmond (Kelly) Allee of Diagonal, IA, Allen (Jamie) Allee of Grant City, MO; father-in-law, Doy Allee of Grant City, MO; sisters-in-law, Pam (Larry) Shore of Clarinda, IA, Ruby of Sheridan, MO and Lisa (Robert) Reidlinger of Clyde, MO; sister, Linda (Jim) Shryock of St. Joe, MO; brothers, Ron (Carma) Rauch of Grant City, MO and Jerry (Val) Rauch of Sheridan, MO; eight grandchildren, two great-granddaughters; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends.
Neva was preceded in death by son, Travis Wayne Allee; parents, Louis and Jessie Rauch; mother-in-law, Shirley (Thompson) Allee and brother-in-law, Doug Allee. Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr was in charge of the arrangements.
Services were at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, 2022 at the United Church of Diagonal in Diagonal, IA.
Officiating was Reverend Joshua Allee.
Music was “Look At Us”, “Supermarket Flowers”, “Wind Beneath My Wings” and “Mama Tried”.
Casketbearers were Eric Allee, Adam Allee, Tyler Allee, Cade Allee, E.J. Allee and Regan Allee.
Honorary pallbearers were Ashlynn Allee and Tatum Allee.
At rest in the Diagonal Cemetery in Diagonal, IA.
Memorials are to the Diagonal Community Building and Sheridan Community Building.

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