OBITUARY: Mary Ann (Chambers) Allen

OBITUARY: Mary Ann (Chambers) Allen

The Lord called Mary Ann (Chambers) Allen home from this life August 6, 2020, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at the age of 91.

Mary Ann was born March 6, 1929, at Saint Johns Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma, daughter of Eltha Clifton Chambers and Mary Elizabeth (Barnett) Chambers. She grew up in the Tulsa area with her sister, Opal Eagleton, and two brothers, Joe Snider and Oliver Lee Snider. She attended Will Rogers High School and graduated in 1947.

Mary Ann married her high school sweetheart and life-long partner, Edward Offie Allen, on November 7, 1947, and celebrated 70 years of marriage in November 2017. Mary Ann and Ed were blessed with three sons; Wayne, Jim and Gary. Mary Ann and Ed were married for 71 years when Ed died February 5, 2019.

Mary Ann was first a homemaker, then worked outside the home at the office of Dr. Arthur Wallace and later went to work for Midwestern Equipment Company. Over the years following her retirement, Mary Ann was an avid tole painter and dearly loved scrapbooking, making many cherished keepsake albums for the family. Mary Ann and Ed loved traveling with their beloved dog, Taffy, in their motorhome all across the United States, spending many winter seasons in Yuma, Arizona. They were big Chicago Cubs fans and attended many spring training games in Mesa, Arizona. She was a member of First Baptist Church Jenks.

Mary Ann was preceded in death by her mother, father, husband, and all of her siblings.

She is survived by her sons, Wayne Allen and wife Beverly of Tulsa, Jim Allen of Tulsa, and Gary Allen and wife Mary of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Mary Ann is also survived by six grandchildren: Brandee Tonnessen and husband Tim of Stavanger, Norway, Kristy Wingerter and husband John of Tulsa, Emily Shunatona and husband, Batiste of Tulsa, Ashley Shope and husband Jake of Sand Springs, Oklahoma, Abby Rosenthal and husband Rich of Arlington, Texas, and Aaron Allen and wife Kendra of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. She also is survived by twelve great grandchildren: Lexi and Lillian Tonnessen, Mark and Kate Wingerter, Ethan and Adam Glynn, Colin and Brooklyn Shope, Mary Margaret Rosenthal and Noah, Bryce and Becca Allen, as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones.


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