Marjorie Toler Allen

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Marjorie Toler Allen, of San Antonio, TX, formerly of Salem, IL passed away November 16, 2020, in San Antonio.

She was born in Carbondale, Illinois July 23, 1932, to C. Gilbert and Mary Sturm Toler.

She graduated from Southern Illinois University on June 13, 1954, where she was a member of the Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority.

On June 20, 1954, she married Jerry E. Allen who preceded her in death on January 24, 1965. She was a retired teacher and had moved to San Antonio to be near her family.

She was a member of Oak Meadow United Methodist Church and Alpha Delta Kappa International Sorority for Women Educators. She enjoyed spending her retirement years near her family, playing bridge and traveling.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and a brother, Donald W. Toler.

She is survived by a son, Andrew and wife, Ellen of San Antonio, grandsons, James A. Allen and Daniel R. Allen, both in Austin, Texas, a niece, Lisa Toler of Pomona, Missouri as well as various cousins.

The family encourages friends to gather with them for a graveside service at 1 p.m., Saturday, November 21, 2020, at Elmwood Cemetery, 338 South State St., Flora, Illinois. Due to the pandemic, social distancing is to be observed and masks are encouraged at the cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Donor’s choice and will be received by the Sutherland – Rankin Funeral Home, 310 N. Broadway, P.O. Box 97, Salem, Illinois 62881 618-548-1234, entrusted with the family’s care.

Online condolences may be left at sutherlandfuneralhome.com.