The following is the text of an obituary in the Lansing State Journal of Wednesday, February 23, 1983. Upon request, the Secretary can provide a copy of the newspaper clipping.
Allen, Marion Turner
13036 Sycamore Dr.
Mrs. Allen, age 61, passed away on February 21, 1983. She was born in Lansing on May 18, 1921 to Howard Elmer Turner and Cora Marie Lee. She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, the City Club of Lansing and the WawashKemo Golf Club of Mackinac Island. Mrs. Allen graduated from Lansing Central High School in 1939 and attended Michigan State University, Lansing Community College and Lansing Business University. She had been associated with the Michigan Department of Public Health since 1948, serving as Secretary to the Chief of the Bureau of Laboratories, Office Manager, Administrative Analyst and Program/Personnel Coordinator for the Bureau of Disease Control and Laboratory Services.
Surviving are husband, Judge Glenn S Allen, Jr. of the Michigan Court of Appeals and former Mayor of Kalamazoo; 2 step-daughters, Mrs. Gale (Holly Allen) Mull of Atlanta, GA, Susan Allen Karpen of Eaton Rapids; 3 grandchildren, Carter Mull, Ginger Verdier Watson and Glenn Allen Watson. Religious services will be conducted by Rev. William S Hill at 11:30 a.m. Thurs. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church with interment in Evergreen Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Judge James Brickley, Judge John Fitzgerald, Judge Robert Denhof, Dr. Kenneth Wilcox, Dr. George Anderson, Dr. William Ferguson. Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church of Lansing or to the Trinity Episcopal Church of Mackinac Island. Visitations will begin at the Ester Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel at 12 noon Wed. and the family will receive friends from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Wed.