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Fay Frances Allen

July 26, 1943 ~ September 14, 2020 (age 77)


On September 14, 2020 Fay Frances Allen, 77, of Lawrence Michigan, passed away peacefully at Rose Arbor Hospice Care knowing she was loved by her family and friends.

She was born on July 26, 1943 in Hesperia Michigan, the daughter of the late Thelma Craner and Eugene Allen. Fay attended Paw Paw High School and graduated in 1961.

Fay is survived by her son, Fred, and her daughter-in-law Kim, of Paw Paw. Two grandchildren: Rick (Joanna) Allen of El Segundo California and Stacy (Ben) South of Lansing Michigan. One great-granddaughter: Sloan Eliana (Allen) and one future great-grandson (South) who will be born in January. She also leaves behind her two sisters: Betty (Bill) Grgurich of Daytona Florida and Donna Turner of Yuma Arizona. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Shirley Allen of San Diego California; numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, and many dear friends.

Along with her parents, Thelma & Gene, she was preceded in death by her brothers Robert (Bob) Allen and Richard (Dick) Allen; sisters, Joan Leversee and Janet Moran.

Fay loved working and made long lasting friendships along the way.  She worked many years at Paw Paw’s beloved Gene Mitchel’s Tavern before moving on to the Van Buren Intermediate School District as a bus driver. She retired after 23 years of service and was dedicated to all of her special need students and their families who were on her route.

Besides working, Fay kept busy by bowling. She played on several bowling leagues over the years and was a member of the Paw Paw-Gobles Area USBC (United States Bowling Congress). For many years, Fay was an active member in the Lawrence Lions Club. She served on the Lions Board and held various leadership and committee positions. In her younger years, she played softball and participated in many dart tournaments. Fay also loved to read and some of you might be surprised to learn that romance novels were her favorite.

Cremation has taken place. Due to the numerous Covid restrictions, a memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that a donation be made to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan.

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