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Eleanor Marie Allen

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Eleanor Marie Allen Obituary
Eleanor Marie Allen, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and long time resident of Elmhurst passed away on April seventeenth. Born 2 February 1916, Eleanor Ruff to Lillian and George Ruff of Chicago. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1936 with majors in mathematics and science. There she met her future husband Frank B Allen. They married in 1943 and lived on Berkley Avenue until 2005. Eleanor was a charter member of Christ Methodist Church in Elmhurst, an organist and director of the youth choir. She was active in the women's auxiliaries of the Elmhurst Symphony and Elmhurst College where Frank became a professor of mathematics. Eleanor will be warmly remembered by many friends and her family. She was preceded in death by her husband. She is survived by her son John Allen of Raleigh, NC, and daughters Marilyn Enderby and Barbara Allen of New York City; Grandchildren Joan and Elizabeth Allen, Gabriel Harris, Miranda Harris-Glocker; great grandchildren Amelia and Annabelle Glocker, and Addison Harris. Funeral services will be on Monday April 22, 2013 at Chapel Hill Gardens West Funeral Home and Cemetery, 17W201 Roosevelt Rd, Oakbrook Terrace, IL at 10:30 AM, with visitation beginning at 9:30AM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations are made to the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra or the Frank Allen scholarship fund for Math Students at Elmhurst College. For info, call 630-941-5860.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Apr. 19, 2013
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