Allean Massie

August 21, 1945 ‒ October 14, 2018

Marion, Ohio

Allean Massie, a precious loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, slipped away peacefully into the loving hands of her Lord on Sunday, October 14, 2018 surrounded by her loving family.  She was 73 years old and lived in Marion most of her life.

Allean was born in Paintsville, Kentucky to the late Bud and Peachie (Gamble) Gullett on August 21, 1945.  When Allean was 15 years old she moved to Marion, with her family.  Here, she found employment, raised her family, and made lasting memories.

Allean was a wonderful woman who loved her family more than anything.  She made sure everyone was taken care of, well fed, and felt supported with her wise wisdom.  Allean was the first to volunteer to go shopping especially if it involved a trip to Goodwill. To say Allean liked to fish was an understatement.  Any chance she had she could be found with a fishing-rod in her hand.

On April 20, 1973 Allean married the love of her life, Stephen Massie.  Together they spent many years watching grandchildren grown, fishing, and spending winters in Okeechobee, Florida riding on her beloved golf cart. Steve survives.

Allean was a woman of deep faith attending Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Marion for the past twelve years. Always providing for her family, Allean worked for 17 years at Grumman Bus Factory in Delaware and later retired as a supervisor from the Juvenile Prison in 2004.

Allean will be deeply missed by her husband, Stephen; children, Jerry (Linda Massie) Gullett of Marion and Linda DeRan of Mansfield; grandchildren, Jonathan, Chase, Luke, Wade, Emily, Jennifer, James, and Jarrod; four great-grandchildren, and siblings, Eldon “Bob”, Sis, and Kay.

Allean was preceded in death by parents, and siblings, Tildon and Lloyd.

Visitation will be held at Gethsemane Lutheran Church 219 East Church St., Marion, Thursday, October 18, 2018 from noon until a 1 pm funeral service.  Rev. Brent Cournelious will officiate and burial will follow at Marion Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made in Allean’s honor to Gethsemane Church or Ohio Health Hospice.

The family would like to extend heart felt thank you to all the staff at Ohio Health Hospice for the care provided to Allean.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve Allean’s family.  Online condolences and memories may be expressed by visiting

  • So very sorry for the lost of a wonderful lady Allean was full of life I will miss her Kim and Rodney

  • Steve, you will always be my father-in-law, time and circumstance will never change that. I love you dearly and my heart breaks for you. I am always here for you and always just a phone call away.
    Jerry & Linda, you are in my thoughts and prayers. I pray God gives you comfort and peace knowing she is whole, no longer in pain and with the loved ones she missed so much.
    Maw, what I can I say, you and Steve came into my life 40 years ago. You never looked at me as a daughter-in-law, I was your daughter, your little girl and you were my Maw. You were one special lady, we sure had some crazy adventures over the years and had our ups and downs. We had just started reconnecting after a few years apart, but we didn’t skip a beat did we, just like old times. I love you and will miss you terribly. God decided he needed a feisty, take no crap from anybody, hillbilly lady sitting in the Heavens with Him, so He called you home. You are at peace, you knew you were going home, so exited to see Uncle Tick, Uncle Lloyd, your Mom & all the others who were waiting for your arrival, what a reunion you are having right now! You are no longer in pain and for that I will be forever grateful. I won’t tell you good-bye, only see you later, until we have our own reunion in the sky. I love you.

  • So sorry for ur loss jerry and Linda. Prayers for ur family. Love u all.
    Ur cousin
    Trayci sherwood and family.

  • I am so very sorry for your family’s loss she was a great lady and will be missed dearly my thoughts and prayers to the family may god bless you all

  • Steve,
    May your memories bring you peace at this time. Fun memories at Lake Erie will always be in our heart.
    Joe and Jean Beck

  • Sending Love and Prayers to my friend Emily and her family.


    Jacki and Judd Montgomery

  • Steve, From your cousin on the Massie side of the family. Sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers. Ann Redmond Brewbaker. (Aunt Ruth’s daughter.)