Ellen Allman passed away on Saturday, November 12th. She was 85 years old. Born in Detroit Michigan, Ellen grew up in Pleasant Ridge and moved to Fowlerville while she was in High School. She was a graduate of Fowlerville High School, received her bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin, and her master's degree from Michigan State University. Ellen taught in the Lansing School System for over 30 years.
She is preceded in death by two husbands (Jordan Jenkins and Russell Allman) and is survived by six children; Richard Rastall (Janeen), Patrick Rastall (Jan), Kevin Rastall, Kay Jenkins, Guy Jenkins, and George Jenkins; and seven grandchildren.
Ellen loved the arts, MSU athletics, Paris, Sarasota Florida, and spending time with her family.
She especially treasured her many wonderful friends who gave her joy and greatly enriched her life. Ellen's family wishes to sincerely thank all of her friends for your kindness, your love, your prayers, and for adding so much to our mother's life.
Well wishers and friends are invited to stop by the Spartan Hall of Fame Café this Sunday, November 20th, from 1 to 4 PM, to share sympathies, stories, memories and laughs. (There will be a family only memorial service on Saturday.)
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ellen's name can be made to Michigan State University Development Fund, 300 Spartan Way, East Lansing, MI 48824; the University of Wisconsin–Madison Foundation, PO Box 78807, Milwaukee, WI 53278 or any charity of your choice.
The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Lansing. On line condolences may be made at www.greastlansing.com.