Marilyn Allen

LONGWOOD, Fla. — Marilyn Allen, 95, of Longwood, Florida passed away peacefully at Orlando Lutheran Towers in Orlando, Florida on April 6, 2021. Marilyn was a dedicated and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She demonstrated affection to her entire family in many important ways.

Marilyn was born in 1925 and, along with her two sisters, were raised in Centralia, Illinois. An outhouse and water pump were essential daily necessities in her early years! She met James William (Bill) Allen at Centralia High School, (The Orphans), and they married in 1947 after his return from WW II. They relocated nine times with the Bell Telephone System while raising their family in Illinois, New Jersey, and Michigan. They moved to Florida upon Bill’s retirement near her two sisters and youngest son, James.

She was loved by her family and will be greatly missed.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband James W. Allen in 2005 after 58 years of marriage. Marilyn was also preceded in death by her parents Frank and Ruth (Kelly) Skort and her sisters: Lillian Krueger and Frances McMann.

Marilyn is survived by one daughter: Debbie Stout and husband Larry of Clarkston, MI; two sons: Mark Allen of Euless, TX and James Allen of Orlando, FL; five grandchildren: Kyle Stout and wife Kirsten of Hoboken, NJ, Lauren Cordial-Stout and wife Melissa of Grand Rapids, MI, Matthew Allen of Austin, TX, Michael Allen of Euless, TX and Max Allen of Euless, TX; two great-grandchildren: Aiden Stout and Paige Stout; several nieces and nephews.

A private graveside service for Marilyn Allen will be held at a later date with burial in Hillcrest Memorial Park in Centralia. Donations in Marilyn’s memory can be made to the Clarkston United Methodist Church in Clarkston, Michigan or the Cerebral Palsy Foundation and will be accepted by the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home at 235 North Sycamore Street Centralia, Illinois 62801, 618-532-3523, who is honored to be of service to the Allen family.

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