Centurion, Allie F. Dafoe, 100, died Tuesday, October 2, 2001 at Haven Home in Kenesaw, Nebraska. Allie was born January 5, 1901 to John H. and Elizabeth Rhea Findley in Atchison County, Missouri.
The family later lived near Farragut, Iowa where she graduated from high school. She was a graduate of Nebraska Wesleyan University. She married Charles A. Dafoe on June 26, 1924. They made their home in Tecumseh, Nebraska, where he was an attorney and served in the last bicameral and first unicameral Nebraska legislature. He was killed in an airplane crash in 1942 while serving with the Army Air Corps Intelligence in World War II.
After her husband's death, Allie Dafoe returned to teaching in Shenandoah, Iowa and Minneapolis, Minnesota. She retired in 1969 and moved to Hastings, Nebraska in 1976. She was a member of the Methodist Church.
Allie F. Dafoe is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Charlotte & George Welch of Hastings, Nebraska, daughter Barbara Steinberg of Salem, Oregon; Lawrence Osborne and wife, Doris of Arden Hills, Minnesota; and nephew Robert Troxel and wife, Marilyn of Farragut, Iowa. She is also survived by eleven grandchildren and twenty-three great grandchildren.
Her husband, her daughter, Mary Dafoe Osborne, a sister, Fair Findley Troxel and a brother, Rhea Findley preceded her in death.