Mary Ina Tippett Lloyd Allen

October 03, 1926 ‒ August 11, 2015

Marengo, Ohio

Mary Ina Tippett Lloyd Allen, age 88, of Marengo passed into the arms of Jesus on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at the Morrow Manor in Chesterville. Mary was born October 3, 1926 in Columbus to Charles Donovan and Clara Wilma (Barstow) Tippett. She graduated from Mifflin High School in 1944 and The Ohio State University in 1948 with a BS in Education. After teaching 3 years at the Sparta School, she then took her training at OSU for Elementary Education and taught 30 years at the Prospect Building of the Elgin School District in Marion County.

She was a life member of the OEA and the Morrow County Teachers Asso., where she served several positions. She was active in the United Methodist Church, being a member there until her marriage to Robert Allen, when she became a member of Advent Christian Church in Sparta, where Robert pastored. While she was a member of Sparta United Methodist Church, she was active in the District and Conference Lay Speaking program. She was also involved in missions through the United Methodist Women, holding various positions in the local and district UMW. In the Advent Christian Church she was active WH&FMS (Women’s Home and Foreign Missionary Society), holding State and Regional offices. She conducted choirs in both churches. With her husband Robert, she conducted services at Morrow Manor in Chesterville, and at Beech Tree Apartments. She also accompanied him in visitation to homes and hospitals, as well as nursing homes.

Mary worked with Daily Vacation School program in the Sparta Community, serving as director for many years. While in Florida, where they spent their winters, she served at the Community Bible Church in Avon Park, and with the Pacer Ministries, visiting the prison for services. She and Bob enjoyed “ringing the bells” before Christmas for the Salvation Army.

Surviving are her stepdaughter Sue (Jerry) Dollison of Marengo; stepson Jeff Allen of Florida; several step grandchildren and great grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Barbara Tippett of Houston, Texas and June Stevens of Fredericktown; brother-in-law, Joe (Shirley) Lloyd of Marengo and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Besides her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her first husband Gerald B. Lloyd and her beloved second husband Robert C. “Bob” Allen; a sister, Clara (Dick) Young, a brother, Charles Tippett, brothers-in-law, Ralph (Helen) Lloyd and Herman (Helen) Lloyd and sisters-in-law, Jerrie Larason and Betty (Tom) Reasoner.

Friends may call on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050, where a funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery at Chesterville.

In lieu of flowers, Mary asks that contributions be made to Sparta Advent Christian Church Building Fund, PO Box 34, Sparta, Ohio 43350; or to Kindred at Home, 2800 Corporate Exchange Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43231.

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  • Richard Sears and his family sends our condolences and our love to all the
    family of Mary Lloyd Allen. Mary has been a great neighbor for many many
    years. She was always pleased to get some yellow tomatoes from our garden.
    We will never forget our neighbor Mary Lloyd Allen.
    With Love Richard Sears and Family

  • I have been blessed to have had Mary and Robert Allen in my life. They along with my wife are the reason that I have Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. They never gave up on me, always visited and prayed for me often. I rejoice this day knowing Mary is with Jesus and I know I will see them again. My prayers are with the family that you will have that peace that surpasses all understanding . Sincerely Stephen and Linda Pruett

  • Mary will always be my special aunt. At 61 years old, I can still remember the fun I had as a child at Aunt Mary’s, during the summer. My love for and connection with animals and nature was spawned by Aunt Mary. She was always a good listener, but offered great advice, when asked.

    Aunt Mary will be deeply missed, but I know she is where she wants and desires to be.

    Her spirit will always be with us, until we meet again.

    Love you always Aunt Mary.

  • Our thoughts and prayers go out to all Mary’s family. I will always remember Bible School with Mary. She loved the Lord and always guided us in Gods word. Mary’s warm heart, smiles and encouragement will be greatly missed.

  • A visit with Aunt Mary was always a special time. It didn’t matter if it was when I was younger at the farm or just last February in Florida a few days before she returned to Ohio. Even a few weeks ago she remembered and called me on my birthday.

    Aunt Mary I love you and will miss you and those special visits until we can visit again.

  • my deepest, sincerest sympathy to all of Mary’s family and friends! I was so blessed that she has been a big part of my life – she was a great friend and inspiration and special blessing to me! I loved her dearly!! I rejoice in her heavenly homecoming and celebrate her life and who she was!! I will miss her. Love and prayers, bonnie beeman

  • Our deepest sympathy to Mary’s Family. Mary was a good person and enjoyed her work as a teacher, in the public school system or through her Christian faith.

  • Please accept our deepest sympathy with the passing of Mary. She was a wonderful teacher and individual. I attended school in Prospect at the same time she was there. It just so happened that I was in the other class room rather than hers. My mother, Anne Orahood, also went to school and taught there for many years.
    Again, your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
    Anne Orahood, Mike & Cathi Orahood

  • Learning of Mrs. Lloyd/Allen’s passing brings a mixture of sorrow for the family and friends she leaves behind, but rejoicing for her “promotion” to heaven.
    Mrs. Lloyd/Allen was my 1st grade teacher. My mom was “room mother” for my class and also for several of my siblings that followed.
    Our whole family loved Mrs. Lloyd/Allen and maintained contact through the years.
    My sincere sympathy to all the family.

  • Deepest sympathy and loving prayers are extended to the family on Mary’s death. I worked with Mary on the Mt. Vernon District United Methodist Women mission team. We roomed together at the UMW Assembly in Cincinnati. She was a person with many gifts and talents which she graciously shared with all.

  • Our sympathies to all Mary’s loved ones, especially to Sue and Jerry Dollison. Victory is Mary’s now. We were blessed to meet her a while ago. Love, Carol and Bill King

  • Mary LLoyd was my first grade teacher at Prospect and she has always been a special person to me and all my family. She was a patient, kind, and cheerful tacher. Interestingly I was just quoting her to a friend the very same day I learned of her home going. That speaks to the lasting impact she had on my life and that of so many others. Our sympathy and prayers are with the family and all who will miss her. What a comfort to know she is the presence of her Savior.

  • It’s been over 50 years, but I can still hear her soothing voice from Vacation Bible School at the old Sparta school. RIP to a real sweetheart