Monthly Archives: September 2012

Tribute to Arla Allen by her children

Tribute to Arla Allen—as shared at her celebration of life and resurrection service on Sept 29, 2012 Good morning.  Arla would want me to greet you in the name of our Risen Lord.  It is by his blood that today … Continue reading

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Funeral information

The arrangements for Arla’s funeral and celebration of life are as follows— visiting at Alspach Gerhart Funeral Home in Van Wert from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday.  Funeral is Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church.

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She LOVED you all!!!!

Praise the Lord that today our beautiful loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, sister Arla has left her failing earthly body to be made whole again through the power of Jesus Christ, who loves us all. Her death was very sudden, … Continue reading

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Be still and know that I am God

The Psalmist said it, and God’s word is accurate. So why do we not trust it?  “Be still and know that I am God.”  Be still.  Not crazy.  Not stressed.  Not worried.  Not inconvenienced.  Not ticked off.  Not opposed.  BE … Continue reading

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Prayer means everything

In our year of trial, one thing has uplifted us more than anything.  And that is your prayers.  The community of believers who surround Arla and her family is amazing.  Arla always prayed.  She believed in its power.  What a … Continue reading

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Another milestone!

Today, Arla and Harold celebrated the birthday of their oldest child.  Mary Ann and her family shared birthday cake with them at Vancrest.  There is a slight resemblance between mother and daughter….don’t you think?  🙂

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Off to the fair

Arla and Harold spent about four hours at the Van Wert County Fair on Friday.  Vancrest transports residents to the fair and Vantage Career Center students who are/were part of the Early Childhood Education program escort the residents around the … Continue reading

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