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Funeral Service

Waters Funeral Home
Friday October 1st, 2021

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Graveside Service

Allen Family Cemetery
Friday October 1st, 2021

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Martha M. Allen

Martha M. Allen, age 97, of Vandalia, MO passed away at 9:45 am Monday, September 27, 2021, at Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Friday, October 1, 2021 at Waters Funeral Home. Pastor Luke Wolters will officiate. Burial will be in the Allen Family Cemetery following the service.

Martha was born on February 12, 1924, in Busch, Missouri the daughter of Edward and Helen (Foehringer) Maenner.

She was united in marriage to Melvin Allen on February 14, 1946 in Hannibal, MO. He preceded her in death on October 3, 1993.

She was also preceded in death by her Parents; Son, Marvin Allen; Three Brothers, Albert Maenner, Louis Maenner, and William Maenner; Three Sisters, Pauline Jennings, Lucille Johnson, and Josephine Jensen; and Step Grandchild, Jerry Lynn.

Survivors include Grandson, Tony Allen; Daughter-in-law, Judy Allen; Two great-grandchildren, Michael Allen and Caitlin Allen; Three Step Grandsons, Kirk McBride, Eddie McBride and Darill Lynn, all of Vandalia, MO.

Martha and Melvin moved to the Hays Creek Neighborhood in 1949 where she was a homemaker and helped run Allen's Home Improvement with her husband and son from 1976 to 1992. She enjoyed working on the farm, helping with the carpet shop and spending time with her family. Martha had been a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Vandalia since 1958.

Pallbearers will be Kirk McBride, Eddie McBride, Darrill Lynn, Danny Hubert, Dale Hogue and Tony Allen.

Honorary Pallbearers are Dewayne Hogue and Michael Allen.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 1001 Craig Road, St. Louis, MO 63141 , in care of Waters Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made to the family on Martha's memorial page at www.watersfuneral.com

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Make a donation to American Cancer Society (National Home Office) in honor of Martha M. Allen


I just found out about Aunt Martha's passing. I have fond memories of visiting her and Uncle Mel when I was a child with my Dad, Charles Allen, and later as an adult. My condolences go out to her surviving family.
Rose Ogden
Plainfield, Indiana

Rose Ogden Mar 24 2022 7:57 PM

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Tim Trower Oct 2 2021 12:14 PM

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Travis and Nancy Case Sep 29 2021 9:58 PM

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Paula Fletcher Sep 29 2021 8:29 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Martha Allen

Betty Konecne and the John Allen Family Sep 29 2021 1:27 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Martha Allen

Marvin and Rose Yager Sep 28 2021 9:39 PM

I loved Martha and have many fond memories of her on the farm and at Tri-County. She was a special lady and friend to me and my husband for many years. She will be truly missed.

Janie Zimmer Sep 28 2021 9:22 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Martha Allen

Donald and Jamie Kirk Sep 28 2021 8:44 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Martha Allen

Darryl & Deena Maiden Sep 28 2021 6:18 PM

Martha was a good lady I knew her along time I will miss her at tri county

Bro Kenny haddock Sep 28 2021 6:16 PM

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