Dorothy L. Allen
May 3, 1923 - July 31, 2017

Dorothy  L.  Allen

Dorothy L. Allen
May 3, 1923 - Jul 31, 2017

Dorothy  L.  Allen

Dorothy Louise Simmerman Allen was born May 3, 1923 near Riverton, Iowa, the daughter of George and Pearl (Evans) Simmerman. She passed away on July 31, 2017 at Clarinda, Iowa at the age of 94 years.

Dorothy grew up on the family farm near Riverton and graduated from Riverton High School. On October 31, 1942, she was united in marriage to Ina Allen in Port Orchard, Washington. They were later blessed with four sons.

In her early life, Dorothy and her family joined the Riverton Methodist Church. After moving to Farragut, she transferred her membership to the Farragut Methodist Church. She enjoyed church activities and also knitting, playing cards, crocheting, and embroidering greeting cards. She was a member of the Farragut Garden Club, Dancing Grannies, and Ladies Auxiliary of the Amvets. Dorothy enjoyed activities at Leisure Hall in Farragut and later at the Senior Center in Shenandoah.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 46 years, her brother, Floid Simmerman, and her granddaughter, Gina Allen Austin.

Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Beverly Allen of Spring, Texas, John and Pat Allen of North Ridgeville, Ohio, Rex and Terri Allen of Red Oak, Iowa, and Rick and Mary Allen of Richfield, Minnesota; eight grandchildren, Lisa Sonka (Jeff) of Spring, Texas, Tami Glaser of Orlando, Florida, Reed Allen (Lori) of North Ridgeville, Ohio, Risa Louks (Guy) of Lafayette, Indiana, Eric Allen (Angi) of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Cody Allen (Jodi) of West Des Moines, Iowa, Evan Allen of Richfield, Minnesota, and Andrew Allen of Richfield, Minnesota. Dorothy's 15 great-grandchildren are: Brandon, Shelby, and Sean O'Meara, Matthew and Joshua Glaser, Bryce and Lyla Allen, Shelby, Travis, Tony and Alex Louks, Macy and Morgan Allen, Stella and Lucy Allen.

Memorial visitation with the family will be held from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm, Sunday, August 6, 2017 at the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home in Shenandoah.

Burial of cremains will be held 3:00pm, Sunday, August 6, 2017 at the Farragut Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Mt. Zion Church / Utterback Cemetery.


Rick McIntyre on Aug 4, 2017

Jim, John, Rex, Rick and families, so sorry for your loss. Your parents were very special people. I always enjoyed visiting with them. I am sorry for your loss. We are out of town and will not be able to attend the visitation. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Rick and Sandy McIntyre

Jan Frank-de Ois on Aug 3, 2017

One of my favorite library patrons. Shhh!! Don't tell anyone else!

Judy (White) Christian on Aug 2, 2017

Rex, Terri and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed visiting with your Mom when I happened to see her.

scott suhr on Aug 2, 2017

Rex and family sorry to hear about the loss of your mother and grand mother. We will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.

tim bredensteiner on Aug 1, 2017

Allen family,
So sorry to hear of your loss, Dorothy told Patty and I not to send Cassie to school too soon . We took her advice, it was good as she thrived being one of the oldest instead of one of the youngest in her class. I am sorry but I will be out of town for her visitation and funeral, my best to all.

Chuck Morgan on Aug 1, 2017

Allen Family-
I read about Dorothy on KMA today. Sorry for your loss but she lived a good, long life. I have many memories of both of your parents from my childhood in Farragut and on the farm. May the good memories guide you at this time and in the future.

The LeVon Group on Aug 1, 2017

CandleRick and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Sincerely, The LeVon Group - Greg, Mary, Kris, Diane, Dale, Erik, Eric, & Dan.

Dwight Durfey on Aug 1, 2017

Jim, John, Rex, Rick and family,
Learned today of Dorothy's passing. While saddened with the news, I quickly reflected on the many, many fond memories of time spent laughing and sharing good times. Oh how she enjoyed the Saturday night pinochle parties. As we reflect on the life of yet another member of Farragut's history, may you find comfort in your many memories of her full and good life.
Our thoughts are with you at this time....Dwight & Connie Durfey

Dennis D. Hackett on Aug 1, 2017

Jim, John, Rex, Rick and families, So sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. She was so well liked and involved in so many activities in the Farragut community. Both she and Inie were very good friends to me and my family. Dorothy will be sorely missed, but she will always be with you in spirit. God bless you all.

In sympathy,

Denny and Joy Hackett



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Farragut Cemetery
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Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home
208 W. Clarinda Ave
Shenandoah, Iowa 51601
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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