Mary Ina Tippett Lloyd Allen
October 03, 1926 ‒ August 11, 2015
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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