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Hildegard “Hilde” Allen

Hildegard “Hilde” Allen, 90, of Granville, formerly of Thornville and Somerset, passed away on May 4, 2019, at The Middleton of Granville. Hildegard was born on October 16, 1928, in Oberhursel, Germany, to Heinrisch Junkers and Margarethe Bittner-Junkers. Hilde came to this country in 1946 and over the years was a local restaurant owner, previously owning a restaurant in Thornville (The Inn Town), Somerset (The Snack Bar), and a restaurant in the Old World Bazaar (Hildegard’s Café) in German Village. Hilde was well known in the area for her cooking, especially her cream puffs. She was one of the original members of the Somerset Lioness Club. She also enjoyed spending time with the family and always cooking for everyone.

Hilde is survived by her children, Margaret (Charlie) Fondale of Cambridge, Ron Keister of Columbus, Barbara (Randy) McCarty of Hartsville, Indiana, and Deborah (Lee) Morgan of Pataskala; grandchildren, Todd Fondale, Shannon Fondale (Ed Combs), Kevin (Julie) Fondale, Travis McCarty, Kevin McCarty, and Leeana (Ed) Corns; and great-grandchildren, Jazmine, LeVal, and Andria Fondale, Rylee, Kenzi, and Alexx Combs, Grace and Rowen Fondale, Nathan, Jacob, Kaylee and Kevin John McCarty, and Aiden Corns.

Hilde was preceded in death by her parents; a brother; a sister; and a niece. Services were held May 9, 2019, at the Bope-Thomas Funeral Home in Somerset, with the Rev. Randy McCarty officiating. Burial followed in the Lutheran Reformed Cemetery in Thornville. Hilde’s trusted pall-bearers were Lee Morgan, Ron Keister, Leeana Corns, Ed Corns, RuthAnn Teagarden, Bill Hicks, Kevin Fondale and Shannon Fondale. The family would like to express their great appreciation for the entire staff at the Middleton of Granville; their care and support will not be forgotten.

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