SALEM - Mary passed away in her sleep Thursday, July 21. She is now resting with her husband of 54 years. Her husband preceded her in death.
Mary was born in Versailles, Ky. She met and married Grant during the war. He was a regular Army officer and as a result they lived all over the world.
Mary is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Dena Allison of Ellensburg, Wash.; granddaughters Lori Chaffey of Ellensburg, Wash. and Lisa Tarantino of Snoqualmie, Wash.; grandson Grant Allison of Ellensburg, Wash.and 9 great-grandchildren.
Mary loved cats and dogs even though she didn't own any at the time of her passing. If you owned one you and your pet became her good friend.
Mary will be missed by her family, friends, and all her furry buddies. Viewing will be Mon., July 25, from 12 to 5 p.m. and Tues., July 26, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Howell-Edwards-Doerksen with Rigdon-Ransom Funeral Directors. Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m., Tues., July 26, at Belcrest Memorial Park, Salem.
Published in StatesmanJournal on July 24, 2005