MARION - Doris E. Allgower, 94, of Marion, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013.
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She was born on July 19, 1919, in Delaware, OH to the late Claude and Lena Belle (Corbin) Andrews.
On Jan. 12, 1941, she married Fred Allgower and he died Sept. 15, 2003. She was also preceded in death by her sisters and brothers-in-law, Wilma (Bill) Murfield, Lucille (Rolland) Mitchell, Ruth (Jack) Gilkerson, Jeanne (Tom) Pence and Dean Chapman.
She was a caring, thoughtful, and loving wife and mother who always put family first. Special thanks to all for their visits, love and support. A very special thank you to all of her caregivers from Heartland Hospice and Primrose.
She is survived by son Fred P. (Jackie) Allgower, daughter Judy (Gary) Benner, son Dr. Craig (Barbara) Allgower; sister, Betty Chapman; grandchildren, Dr. Lance (Devon) Allgower, Tara (James) Pierce, Nicole Watterson, Noelle (Jon) Plush, Jessica (Kirk) Robinson, Chris Allgower and Lauren Allgower; step grandchildren Christine Lodge and Beth Tackett; great grandchildren Taryn and Kendall Allgower, Avery and Ashlyn Pierce, and AJ Plush; step great grandchildren Taylor Tackett, Samantha and Jacob Lodge, and many nieces and nephews.
In keeping with Doris's wishes, there will be no calling hours or service. A celebration of her life will be held by her family at a later time. Burial of her cremains will be in Claibourne Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research, 1145 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43212 or the Wounded Warrior Project (www.woundedwarriorproject.org).
Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com.
Published in The Delaware Gazette on Oct. 11, 2013