September 16, 2020
Mary Madeline (Young) Allen passed away Sept. 8, 2020 at the Haxtun Hospital at the age of 101 years, six months and seven days.
Mary was born March 1, 1919 near Martinsville, Mo., the fourth child of Owen and Eppa (Milholland) Young. When Mary was one year old, her family moved to a farm in the Sandhills southeast of Holyoke. After a few years of drought and hard times, her father moved the family back to a farm in Northwest Missouri.
On July 3, 1936 she married Vestil Clyle Allen. To this union three children were born: Norman Eugene, Betty Colleen and Edgar Duane. Mary soon l...