Josephine M. ‘Jo’ Allen

Feb. 19, 1914 - Feb. 21, 2008

Josephine M. "Jo" Allen of Waukesha died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008, at LindenGrove Health Care Center at age 94. Jo was born Feb. 19, 1914, the daughter of Elmer and Lily Disz.

She loved sewing and square dancing with her husband, Raymond. Jo sang in her church choir for a number of years and also played piano. An article that she wrote about her father was published in the Palos Star. She provided extraordinary care for those around her, especially her daughter Nancy throughout her life.

Jo will be sadly missed by her children, Beverly Allyn (William) Rubin of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Lawrence (Judith) Allen of Mill Creek, Wash., and Robert (Jane) Allen of Burnsville, Minn.; grandchildren, Nicole, Sonia (Wilfredo), Ryan, Colin (Danielle), Christine (Nic), Elizabeth (Brad), Stephanie (Tony) and Megan (Scott); great-grandchildren, Kelly, Tate, Reese, Isadora and Catalina; sister, Isabel Hayes; and many other wonderful neighbors, family and friends in the Palos area in northern Illinois.

Jo was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond; daughter, Nancy; two brothers, Tom and Elmer Disz; and a sister, Emma Mae Gualtiere.

Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. Private burial will be held at Mount Hope Cemetery in Chicago.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation & Preplanning Services is serving the family. For more information, please visit www.waukeshasfuneralhome.com or call the funeral home at 542-6609.