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Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007
Esther Allen
Esther Allen, 99, of Lima, died at 5:15 p.m. Dec. 30, 2006, at Valley Nursing Home, St. Marys.
She was born March 25, 1907, in Miller City, to Mathias and Dorothy Wagner Schmenk. In 1961, she married Harvey Allen, who died Dec. 25, 1977.
Survivors are four grandchildren, Jerry (Ruth) Dewitt, Poland Springs, Maine, Sandy (Ed) Fortman, St. Marys, and Deborah (Mark) Uhlenhake and Rick (Jan) Poppe, all of Celina; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a daughter, Betty Bowersock; and two great-grandchildren.
She was a homemaker and worked at DWG Cigar Factory, Lima; Lima Tank Plant; and Russell's Point Amusement Park. She was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9289 Auxiliary, St. Marys, and St. Rose Catholic Church, Lima.
Funeral Mass is 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, St. Marys, the Rev. Anthony Cutcher officiating. Burial will follow at Gethsemane Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling is 6-8 p.m. today at Miller-Long and Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys.
Contributions can be made to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Celina.
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