Anita Allen, 60

ANITA F. ALLEN, age 60, of Sturgis, Michigan passed away early Thursday
morning March 26, 2009 at her home following a long hard fought battle
with cancer.

She was born April 19, 1948 in Kalamazoo, Michigan a daughter to Gordon
W. and Louise (Deveries) Castle.

Anita had resided in the Sturgis and Kalamazoo area most of her life. On
March 25, 1993 she married Gregory Allen in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Following 23 years of dedicated employment with Ross Laboratories in
Sturgis she retired in 2003.

Anita enjoyed shopping, playing Bingo, golf and bowling and loved to travel.

She is survived by her loving husband, Greg, One Daughter; Stacey (Eric)
Tesman of Middlebury, Indiana, Three Sons; David Stevens of Dowagiac,
Christopher (Melissa) Allen of Goshen, Indiana and Marvin (Lori) Stevens
of Sturgis, Nine Grandchildren, Three Great Grandchildren, Mother;
Louise V. Dermott of Portage, One Brother; Ernie (Theresa) Chenery of
Churubusco, Indiana and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father and one brother.

In accordance with her wishes cremation has taken place. The family will
receive friends from 4:00-7:00 P.M. Sunday at the Sturgis Evangelical
Church, 29201 E. Fawn River Rd., Sturgis, MI. Memorial services
celebrating the life of Anita Allen will be held at 2:00 P.M. Monday at
the church. The Rev. Rodger Moyer will officiate. A graveside committal
will follow the service at Nottawa Cemetery.

The Hackman Family Funeral Homes – Hackman Chapel, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091 is entrusted with the arrangements.

The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mrs.
Allen’s memory consider Hospice of Sturgis, P.O. Box 126, Sturgis, MI
49091 or the American Cancer Society 1400 West Milham, Kalamazoo, MI
49024. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

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