Shirley Allen

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DEGRAFF — Shirley Ann Allen, 76, of DeGraff, died at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, at her home.

She was born Dec. 17, 1937, in Sidney, a daughter of the late Manfred Clement and Mary Elizabeth Parker Barga.

On Sept. 15, 1956, she married John Lamar Allen in De Graff and he died March 9, 2013. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, James M. and Charles E. Barga, and three great-grandchildren, Angle, Rebekka and Donna Frost.

Survivors two sons,Chester Allen and Andrew (Michelle) Allen, both of DeGraff, a daughter, Becky (Robert) Berger, of Quincy; three grandchildren, Brandy (John) Schut, Shawn Allen and Jerry (Leslie) Frost; three stepgrandchildren, Mindy (Brian) McCollum, Rick Cox and Jaime (Michael) Marsee; and great-grand children, Rayann Schut, J.J. and Michael Frost, Aurora Marsee and Sally McCollum; a niece, Kimberly Barga, and son, James Champaign, and a nephew, Duane Harman.

A homemaker, she also helped her husband, John, on the farm. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and her animals.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at Rexer-Riggin-Madden Funeral Home, DeGraff, with the Rev. Kymberly James officiating. Burial is in the Greenwood-Union Cemetery, DeGraff.The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.

The family suggest memorial contributions be made to the .

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210 W. Hayes St.
DeGraff, OH 43318
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Published in Sidney Daily News from Dec. 25 to Dec. 26, 2013