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Marian V. Allen, formerly of Carrier Mills

  • Marian V. Allen

    Marian V. Allen

updated: 8/12/2019 3:01 PM

Marian V. Allen, nee Farrar, passed away on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, at age 91.

Marian, daughter of Everett A. Farrar and Tempie S. Harris, was born on March 27, 1928, in Carrier Mills. She was united in marriage with William "Olan" Allen in 1957. No children were born to this union.

Marian was a diligent and apt student and received a bachelor's degree from Southern Illinois University. While in college, she worked as a secretary/administrative assistant to John Allen, who was researching the history of southern Illinois.

Following graduation from SIU, she worked as a secretary for Ford Aircraft Division. Subsequently, she was hired by the University of Illinois-Chicago, and worked as a secretary/administrative assistant for the head of the legal department, from which she retired in the late 1980s.

Marian leaves to mourn her passing: sisters, Esthel B. (Farrar) Allen, Roena Elaine (Farrar) Danielly, and a brother, Dean Eric Farrar, with a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Everett and Tempie; sisters, Ruth M. (Farrar) Lindsay and Velma V. (Farrar) DeShong; and an infant brother.

Services will be held at A.A. Rayner, 318 E. 71st St., in Chicago, Illinois. Viewing will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 12, 2019. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug 13. Interment will be in Mound Grove Cemetery, Kankakee.

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