Allen, Marion G., Osteen, FL, Formerly of Deckerville, Michigan

Beloved mother and grandmother passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at Caretel Inns of Tri-Cities. Age 88 years. The daughter of the late Earl and Mary (Schlichting) Foss, Marion was born December 11, 1925 in Forester, Michigan. She married Merle Allen on January 19, 1946. He predeceased her May 8, 2006. Marion worked as a seamstress, rural letter carrier, homemaker and mother. She was a member of Deckerville Baptist Church and Osteen United Methodist Church. Marion was an avid golfer and bowler and enjoyed being an amateur radio operator (K8LHF). Surviving are two sons and their spouses, Philip and Joan Allen, Kenai, Alaska; Wayne and Paulene Allen, Deckerville; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson; a sister, Joyce and Bob Knight, Carsonville; a sister –in-law, Maxine Foss, Deckervile; several nieces and nephews and many dear friends at Kove Estates in Osteen, Florida. Marion was preceded in death by her twin sister, Norma Clark, a sister, Evelyn Green, and by a brother, Edmund (Ted) Foss. Honoring Mrs. Allen’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will take place at a later date with private burial of cremains in Dowington Cemetery in Deckerville. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Osteen United Methodist Church or Deckerville Baptist Church. Arrangements entrusted to The Snow Funeral Home, Saginaw, Michigan.