Mary Ann Guyton
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Mary Ann Guyton, nee Allen age 90 years a lifelong resident of Gary, Indiana received her wings on May 19, 2020. She was a 1947 graduate of Roosevelt High School and she attended Marquette University. Mary Ann was the owner of Allen's Florist for many years, a business that was a family business. She was a very unique floral designer. She was also former co-owner of the Kit Kat Lounge. Mary Ann was a faithful walker on the Tolleston School track doing 3 miles every day and she bowled with many leagues throughout the city. Mary Ann was a member of Israel C.M.E. Church, the Ci-de- Vants' Civic and Social Club for over 30 years. Preceding her in death her parents Diston & Addie P. Allen, daughter Brenda "Bo" Stroud, son Brett L. "Foots" Guyton, brothers Roy, Diston Jr., Rosenwald Sr., Roosevelt Sr. and Cornelius Allen , sister-in-law Patsy L. and nephew Roosevelt Allen Jr. "MaMa" as she was affectionately called by her family will be truly missed. She leaves to cherish precious memories her loving and devoted son Melvin Stroud Jr., Daughter in Christ Patricia (Anthony) Ballard; 3 grandchildren Robin Entoundi, Brett L. Guyton Jr., and Alicia L. Hampton; 5 great grandchildren Brett L. Guyton III, Daveon Speed, Yarius and Angela "Kwambi" Entoundi and Angel McLemore. 2 sisters-in-law Venisha Williams and Alta Allen and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends. Visitation Thursday May 28, 2020 from 12 to 8:00 p.m. Family hours 6-8:00 the Guy & Allen Chapel, 2959 W. 11th Ave. Gary, IN, 46404. Funeral service Friday, May 29, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at Israel C. M. E. Church, Rev. Octavious Wilson, Pastor. 2301 Washington Street. Rev. Carrell K. Cargle Sr. officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park.

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Published in Post-Tribune from May 24 to May 27, 2020.
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01:00 PM
Israel C. M. E. Church
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July 1, 2020
Mary Ann was my grandfather's cousin. She was always nice to my mom and I. She did my floral arrangements for my school dances and my eventually my wedding years later. Praying for the family and close ones.
Jesse Allen
July 1, 2020
Mary Ann was my grandfather's cousin. She always was nice to my mom and I. She always did my floral arrangements for school dances and eventually my wedding years later. Praying for the family and close ones.
Jesse Allen
May 27, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
DeWandell & Torie Bracken
May 27, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Howard Brown Jr.
May 25, 2020
Sincere prayers and condolences to the entire Allen family, in the passing of your loved one
Linda B Robinson
May 24, 2020
To Melvin and your family. May our Heavenly Father grant your Mom sweet rest in Heavenly Kingdom. The Cross Family.
Ken Cross
May 24, 2020
It was very inspiring to see Mary Ann walk at Tolleston Park, especially as she got older. It gave the younger ones the incentive to keep on walking. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. The family has my sincerest and deepest sympathy.
Natalie P Stewart
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