Harriett Allbee


Harriet Nebel Allbee, age 86, passed away on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, in Winter Springs, Fla. She was born in High Hill to the late Harold Lynn Nebel and Gertrude Shelton Nebel.

Harriet graduated from high school in 1955 and attended Chillicothe Bible College in Chillicothe, St. Louis Christian College in Florissant and Joliet Junior College in Joliet, Ill. In 1957, she married Jack L. Allbee, a Christian Church pastor. They lived in Missouri and Illinois. Jack worked as a minister in Illinois. 

Mrs. Allbee retired from the Village of Bolingbrook (Ill.) after 23 years. She worked in the finance department as an accountant and the last several years as the acting finance director. In 2001, they moved to Unicoi, Tenn., and later to nearby Johnson City.

Harriet enjoyed spending time with her family, traveling, gardening, volunteering, reading, sewing and going to the gym. She was a member of Grandview Christian Church in Johnson City, Tenn.

Harriet was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Harold Lynn Nebel, Jr.; and her granddaughter, Brittny Leyva. She is survived by husband Jack Allbee; brother, Maurice (Linda) Nebel; sons, David Scott (Terri) Allbee of Deland, Fla., and Mark Alan (Pam) Allbee of Yorkville, Ill.; grandchildren, Matthew (Debbie) Allbee, Justin (Ashley) Allbee, Joshua (Lisel) Allbee, Courtney (Evan) Fuller and Lukas (Rachel) Allbee; great-grandchildren, Louie, Leo, Bayla, Jaxin, Ben, Isla, Kelley, Jack, Maverick and Noah.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. on Feb. 21 at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill Street in Naperville. A celebration of Harriet’s life will follow at 7 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Neil Schori officiating.

An additional visitation will be held from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. on February 22 at the funeral home. Final prayers will begin that day at 11 a.m. from the funeral home followed by a procession to Naperville Cemetery for graveside services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Harriet’s honor to: Grandview Christian Church, 300 University Pkwy, Johnson City, TN 37604, (423) 928-7866, https://grandviewchristian.churchcenter.com/giving or Alzheimer’s Association - Illinois Chapter, 2200 Cabot Drive, Suite 460, Lisle, IL 60532, 1-847-933-2413, https://www.alz.org/illinois/donate

For more information, please call (630) 355-0213 or visit www.friedrich-jones.com.