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Marie V. Allen 1918-2007

Dec 6, 2007

Marie Allen of Emmetsburg died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007, at Palo Alto County Hospital in Emmetsburg. She was 89.

Funeral service for Mrs. Allen was Monday, Dec. 3, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Emmetsburg. The Rev. Clem Currans officiated.

Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Ayrshire. The Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg was in charge of arrangements.

Marie V. Allen was born April 23, 1918, the daughter of Thomas Foy and Mary Elizabeth (Sanders) Paden. She attended Country School #9 in Great Oak Township.

On Feb. 20, 1946, Marie and Harold G. Allen were married at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Laurens.

Marie was employed at the Laurens Nursing Home where she worked in the kitchen for several years. She later helped with Congregate Meals for over 20 years.

Marie was a past member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Altar Society in Laurens and currently a member of Holy Family Parish in Emmetsburg. She was a member of the Laurens American Legion Auxiliary.

Survivors include her daughter, Mary Terese Allen of Omaha, NE; two sisters, Helen Paden of Emmetsburg and Rose Hill of Curlew; nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Allen was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harold, on April 24, 1985; three brothers, John Paden, Henry “Bud” Paden and Robert Paden; and two sisters, Catherine Dennis and Bessie Paden.

Condolences can be left at: www.martinmatticefuneralhome.com