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Marilyn AllenMarilyn Allen, age 78, of Nixa passed away Tuesday, October 8, 2019. She was born November 4, 1940 in Springfield to Edward and Lula (Hicks) Buttram. She was united in marriage to Thomas Allen June 3, 1960. Marilyn was a wonderful wife and mother and homemaker. She could cook and make everything delicious. She was a wonderful example to her children and all who knew her of how to live life as a Christian. Her dedication to God was unmistakable. She was very active in her church, Nixa Church of Christ. She taught Sunday school to the children and loved to sing. Marilyn made decorations and shadow boxes for the church. She made the church bulletins until her health failed. Marilyn was very talented. She made quilts and made flower arrangements for friends and family events. Every year she would make strawberry jelly with her grandchildren. Marilyn was a seamstress as well. She was always busy with the next project. Marilyn had a strong constitution and persevered through many health and life challenges. She loved people and spread the gospel when she had the opportunity. Marilyn is survived by her husband of 59 years; their children Sheryl Gorham, her husband Steve of York, SC, Michael Allen, his wife Shelly of Nixa, Jeffrey Allen, his wife Lisa of Nixa, Christopher Allen, his wife Shannon of Nixa; grandchildren Jared Gorham, his wife Abigail of Liberty, MO, Autumn Raymond, her husband Ryan of Guyton, GA, Jordon Allen, Lauren Allen, Morgan Allen, Shelby Harvey, Raegan Allen, and Darby Allen. Marilyn is preceded in death by her Parents; and sisters Faye Wilson, Virginia Jones, Wanda Sell and Naomi Payne. A visitation will be held from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Sunday, October 13, 2019 in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, October 14, 2019 in the funeral home. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Springfield.
Marilyn Allen was the sweetest person and a great friend. She was president of our Missouri Show-Me Salt & Pepper Shakers Club for several years and as such told us about the club and invited us to join, which we did. That was many years ago and we were good friends ever since! We will miss her friendship and sweet smile dearly, but we are pleased that the Lord spared her suffering that would have been facing her with illness that she had. To Tom and the rest of the family we can only express our deepest sympathy and love with the promise to pray for you through this difficult time in our lives. May God bless every member of your family and friends. Don and Linda Day 1757 E. Charles St. Republic, MO 65738-2619
Don Day Oct 11 2019 12:00 AM