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Dorothy H. Allen

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Dorothy H. Allen

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Dorothy “Dottie” Helen Allen, 91, of Venice, Fla., formerly of Midland, Mich., passed away Monday, Dec. 30, 2013.

Dottie was born May 7, 1922, in Monroe, Mich., to Cora (Gansley) and Ora Sessions. She was a graduate of Albion College with a bachelor’s degree in home economics. A member of various women’s groups in Midland, Mich., she was a wonderful cook and seamstress. She and Gary were avid sailors and had been snowbirds for 30 years.

Survivors include her beloved husband of 69 year, Garald “Gary” F. Allen; son, John G. (Liz) Allen of Clarkston, Mich.; daughter, Kathleen S. (Vance) Pomranky of Mokena, Ill.; and six grandchildren, Christopher, Emily, Esther, Luke, Bethany and Sharon.

Services: Visitation will be from 1:30 to 2 p.m., with a funeral service at 2 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 9, at Harbor Lights, Venice, Fla. Burial will take place in Midland Cemetery in Midland, Mich. To share a memory, visit:

Contributions: Memorial donations may be made to Venice Presbyterian Church, 111 E. Firenze Ave., Venice FL 34285.