July 12, 1926-Jan. 15, 2014
MARSHALL - Services for Shirley E. Allen, 87, of Marshall, will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Wesley United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Prayer service Friday at the Hamilton Funeral Home. Visitation will continue at the church on Saturday, one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the Marshall Cemetery.
She died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at her residence.
Shirley Ellen was born July 12, 1926, in Russell to Allen and Opal (Wood) Halstead. She was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith. She graduated from the Lynd High School. She was the only one in her family to graduate.
On Feb. 28, 1946, Shirley was united in marriage to Frank Ray Allen at the Wesley United Methodist Church parsonage. To this union four children were born; namely, David, Philip, Nancy and Steve. They farmed in Lincoln County before moving to a farm near Dawson. They moved to Marshall in 1951 where she worked at Swift's and Schott's. She also took care of her grand and great-grandchildren. The love of her life was her family, especially cooking for them. Her hobbies were doing crafts, Bingo and putting puzzles together.
Shirley was a faithful member of Wesley United Methodist Church at the time of Her death.
She is survived by her children, Philip (and Kim), Nancy (and Richard) Pagel and Steve (and Darlene) all of Marshall; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Leota Allen of Staples and Violet Allen of Mankato; and daughter-in-law, Lillian Allen of Marshall.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Frank (July, 27, 2012); son, David; siblings, Lee (child), Ionella (Infant), Alvin, Edith, Doris, Lester and Audrey.
Blessed be the memory of Shirley Ellen Allen.
Hamilton Funeral Home 532-2933