Rose Marie Allen -
Of Jackson passed away peacefully, on Monday, March 12, 2012 at the age of 85. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Allen in 1980. Rosie, as many called her, was a loving wife and homemaker, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Her easy going nature and giving heart will forever be cherished by those who she is survived by: her children, Howard Allen, Wayne (Patricia M.) Allen and Mitchell (Barbara) Allen; four grandchildren, Angie Samon, Jenny (Jamie) Rogan, Kevin Allen and Amber (Will) Keathley; seven great grandchildren, David and Rachell Cook, Russell and Lauryll Samon, Taylor Kitchings, Lincoln and Mattox Keathley; two great-great grandchildren, Roger and Wyatt Chinavare. Rose Marie was born to Adolphe and Leona (Meuric) Gillard in Belgium where she was married to Russell and then came to America in June of 1946. They resided in Jackson and raised their family. She had a passion for puzzle books, birds and always had smiles for her grandchildren. In accordance to her wishes, cremation has been chosen and a service celebrating her life will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Andy Merritt officiating.
Chas. J. Burden & Son Funeral HOme
1806 E. Michigan Avenue
Jackson, MI 49202