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.
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