Charlotte B. Allen Lansing Age 89, devoted mother and beloved grandmother, sister and aunt passed away on March 19, 2009. She was born in Calvin Township, Michigan on October 29, 1919, the fifth child of Charles F. and Martha M. Allen. Charlotte spent her adult life in Pontiac, MI, where she reared her two sons, Robert Ragland, Sr. and Charles Ragland, Sr. She retired from the City of Pontiac where she was employed for more than 20 years. As a descendant of the Allen pioneer family that settled in Calvin Township during the early 1800's, Charlotte was active in the Michigan Historical Society in Lansing during her retirement. She was preceded in death by her son, Charles. Survivors include her son, Robert; 9 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, many nieces and nephews, and extended family members. Friends may visit Mrs. Allen Thursday, March 26, 9 am - 9 pm, at the Riley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 27, 11:00 am at the Riley Funeral Home, 426 W. St. Joseph Street. The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the service.
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Riley Funeral Home - Lansing
426 West St. Joseph Street
Lansing, MI 48933
Published in Lansing State Journal on Mar. 25, 2009