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Theresa Marie Allen



Theresa Marie Allen, age 74, of Millersport went to her eternal life April 30, 2018.

She began her earthly life April 15, 1944, in New Lexington, daughter of the late Herman Edward and Anna Catherine (Mc- Gonagle) Keister. She was a 1962 graduate of St. Aloysius Academy in New Lexington. Theresa married James William Allen, Jr. on April 8, 1967. They were married 42+ years until his death January 31, 2010. Theresa was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church in Lancaster.

She made and decorated specialty cakes for her family and friends. She loved attending her children’s and grandchildren’s music, sport events, and activities. Theresa worked for H. Roger Shay, OD for 22 years and then for Brett Dietz, OD at The Eye Site for five years. She retired in June 2006.

Surviving are her children, Amy (Bruce) Amspaugh and Paul (Barbara) Allen; grandchildren, Gary and Kayla Anderson; greatgrandson, Lennix Zabonik; family friend, Chelsie Zabonik; sisters, Wilma Kelly and Cora Kunkler; brother, Michael (Linda Hale) Keister; sister-in-law, Midge Keister; nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews; greatgreat nieces; cousins; and special cousins, Bob and Kathy McGonagle of Orland Park, Illinois.

In addition to her husband and parents; she was preceded in death by her sisters, Rosalie Hewitt, Juanita Reaver, Rita Mace, and Eileen Banks; and brother, Austin Keister.

Mass of Christian Burial was May 3. 2018, at St. Mark Catholic Church, Lancaster. Burial followed in Floral Hills Memory Garden, Lancaster. The family request donations to St. Mark Catholic Church’s Social Concerns.



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