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ALLEN, Jeannette M. "Cookie" 89, of Springfield, Ohio passed away July 26, 2013 in Heartland of Springfield. She was born May 9, 1924 in Springfield, Ohio the daughter of Boyd and Kathryn (Carrington) Martin. Mrs. Allen had been employed by the Springfield City Schools. She was a faithful member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church where she was a member of the Willing Workers and several other church organizations. She also was a member of the Eastern Star, Daughters of Isis, life-long memeber of the Elks Lodge and Daughters of Jerusalem. "Cookie" enjoyed cooking, dancing and showing off her many hats. Her memory will be cherished by her sons, Larry (Barbara) Sims, Gary (Cecelia) Sims; daughters, Annette (Herb) Johnson and Gail (William) Gaskins; special niece and nephew, Barbara and Donald Henry; sister-in-law, Barbara Byrd; special friends, The Willing Workers, 9 grandchildren and a host of great grandchildren, other relatives and friends. "Cookie" was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Marion C. Sims and Clifford Sandy Allen; step daughter, Darla Clark; sisters Inez Russell, Remell Martin and Dorothy Martin. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. with the Eastern Star and Daughters of Isis ceremony at 6:30 p.m. in the Robert C. Henry Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. with a 2 hour visitation prior to the service at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Mulberry Street entrance. Burial in Ferncliff Cemetery. Arrangements provided by the Robert C. Henry Funeral Home.
Published in Springfield News-Sun on July 31, 2013