Dorothy L. Allen

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7/29/2013 15:00:00

Crestline OH 8/2/2013 11:00:00

Dorothy L. Allen, age 89, resident of rural Attica, Ohio passed away on Sunday, July 28, 2013 in MedCentral Mansfield Hospital. She was born on May 19, 1924 in North Robinson, Ohio to the late Chester and Eva (Smith) Ricker. Mrs. Allen was homemaker and a member of the Crouse Memorial Lutheran Church in Tiro. She enjoyed traveling with her late husband and was a loving mother and grandmother.
She is survived by a daughter, Carol (Robert) Chapman of Mansfield; two sons, John (Deborah) Allen of Mansfield; and Russell (Marg) Allen of Attica; a daughter-in-law, Rosemary Allen of Lexington; eleven grandchildren; twenty-one great grandchildren; and three great great grandchildren; and various nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Ray W. Allen whom she married on December 28, 1941 and passed on May 12, 2006; a daughter, Mary Allen in 1986; and a son, David Allen in 2006.
A graveside service will be held on Friday, August 2, 2013 at the Crawford County Memorial Garden in Crestline, Ohio with Pastor David Bliss officiating. Secor Funeral Home in New Washington, Ohio assisted with arrangements. Online condolences can be made at


Michele Dangelo - Aug 6, 2013

To the Family of Mrs. Allen,
I just wanted to let you know what a joy it was to serve your mother while she was in the hospital. I looked forward to it every time I worked. She gave back to me far more than I could have ever imagined. The last day I was blessed to have spent with her, I will carry with me in my heart the rest of my life. May God bless all of you in your time of loss.
Michele ~ Mercy Willard Hospital, Nutrition Services

Pastor Sheila Burrows - Aug 4, 2013

To the Family of Mrs. Allen, What a joy to visit with your mother at the hospital. I enjoyed my times of visiting and praying with her. Lean on the Lord for His strength to get you through this time of your loss.
In God’s Love, Pastor Sheila Burrows – Chaplain, Mercy Willard

Sharon Snipes - Jul 31, 2013

Dorothy was always a special friend to me. I will always remember her wonderful sense of humor and that marvelous laugh. Russ and Marge, bless you for taking care of her. She was so appreciative of the love and care you gave her. Heaven just gained a beautiful angel.

Sister Diane Hay - Jul 31, 2013

To the Family of Mrs. Allen,
I give to you my words of sympathy at the death of your mother. Even though I was not able to talk with her much, I often stopped in her room at the hospital and had a prayer with her. My thoughts and my prayers will be with you, especially on Friday. May God’s peace and love be with you all.
Sister Diane Hay
Chaplain, Mercy Willard Hospital

Steve Stump - Jul 30, 2013

Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

Nancy & Charlie Mann - Jul 29, 2013

Russ & Marge and family, Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you. Russ, I know how hard it has been for all of you, know that you always did all that you could. Nancy and Charlie