Emma Lou Allen

Emma Lou Allen, 91, of North Manchester, Ind., died at 2:20 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at her residence in Peabody Retirement Community.

She was born in Wabash County, Ind., on July 28, 1921, to Bruce and Mildred (Barnett) Meyer. On Dec. 24, 1939, she married Harold L. Allen. He died Oct. 7, 1995.

Emma Lou was a 1939 graduate of Chester High School, member of the 39er’s Club, WW II Mothers, and attended Eel River Community Church of the Brethren, Silver Lake, Ind. She was employed at Eaton Controls, North Manchester from 1959-1985.

Surviving are two sons: Robert Allen and Danny Joe (Willodean) Allen, both of North Manchester; two daughters: Janice (Eddie) Wood, Claypool, Ind.; and Saundra Hoagland, Warsaw, Ind.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two sisters: Eleanor Winger, North Manchester; and Rosemary Lynch, Silver Lake, Ind.

Friends and family may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday Dec. 1, at McKee Mortuary, 1401 SR 114 W., North Manchester. Services will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Pastor J.P. Freeman will officiate and burial will follow in Ulrey Memorial Cemetery, Silver Lake, Ind.

For those who wish to honor the memory of Emma Lou Allen, memorial contributions may be made to Visiting Nurse & Hospice, 5910 Homestead Road, Ft. Wayne, IN 46814.

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