Thursday, October 22, 2009

Gartha D. (Everett) Allen

Gartha D. Allen, age 86, passed away Thursday, October 22, 2009, at Wheaton Franciscan All Saints Medical Center. Gartha was born in Longford, KS, November 23, 1922, daughter of the late Charles and Ethel (Nee: Warner) Everett.

Gartha was a graduate of Park High School “Class of 1941” and attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. On November 24, 1945, she was united in marriage to Wardlow W. Allen. Gartha was employed as an Emergency Room clerk for over twenty years at St. Luke’s Hospital, Racine. She was a member of the National Honor Society.

In World War II, she joined the Harvest Brigade, cutting wheat for the war effort through her father’s work at Massey Harris. Gartha enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and plants. Above all she was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who will be dearly missed.

Survivors include her husband, Wardlow; her four children, Vikki Berns, Michael (Christine) Allen, Connie Petersen (Larry Perfetto), Ronald (Theresa) Allen; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Lela Klabunde; sisters-in-law, Betty Shephard, Nora (George) Bell; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother, Vern Everett; sister, Arlone Kelso; nephew, Cecil Everett; and brother-in-law, Robert Allen.

Private funeral services were held.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dear Vikki and family,
Please accept my deepest condolences. I wonder if we're related. Sally Warner Bahrke