Susan Allen, 60, passed away on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at the Center for Hospice, Mishawaka.
Born on October 27, 1960 in Plymouth, Indiana she was the daughter of Charles and Alice (Walker) Martin. Susan attended Plymouth High School graduating with the class of 1980. She attended Indiana University South Bend for business.
After courting for three years, she married her best friend Earnest Allen on May 26, 1989 at St. Michael Catholic Church, Plymouth.
Susan started working for Kentucky Fried Chicken in high school and stayed with them for 15 years earning the title of manager. She worked for the Pilot Newspaper for another 15 years as a carrier delivering newspapers. She was an avid gardener but wasn’t so much into weeding. Susan loved taking care of her horse “Nugget,” taking care of her dogs, and bird watching. Christmas Hallmark movies were some of her absolute favorite to watch. Susan loved spending time with her family and she was a great mother to her children who were her pride and joy.
She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church and was on the board for Plymouth Soccer Traveling League.
She is survived by her husband Bill of Plymouth; son’s Cord and Jace Allen of Plymouth; brothers: Dick (Sherrie) Martin of Plymouth; Chuck (Cathy) Martin of South Bend; Cliff Martin of St. Lucie, FL; Bill (JoAnn) Martin of Bourbon; sister Mary Ann Martin of St. Lucie, FL; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Susan is preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation will take place on Friday, March 5, 2021 from 4-7 pm at the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan Street, Plymouth. A Memorial Service will take place immediately following with Fr. Spenser St. Louis.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Marshall County Humane Society, 11165 13th Rd. Plymouth, IN 46563 or to St. Michael Catholic Church, 612 N Walnut St. Plymouth, IN 46563.
Condolences may be sent to the family through the website: www.johnson-danielson.com.
PLEASE NOTE: For your protection, the entire funeral home staff will wear masks. It is mandated that family members and their guests do so as well.
Kathy Smith says
Heart goes out to you all on the passing of Susan. I remember her during soccer games cheering on Jace. I deeply saddened forcher family. Sending prayers to all her loved ones.
Jan Boos Bean says
My heart breaks for Susie’s loved ones. Having known her and her siblings her entire life, my sympathies go out to each of you. Sweet, kind, funny and lovely don’t come close to covering this young lady who left us too soon. ❤️
Mike Powell says
🙏 prayers to Bill and family for your loss, feel Like I lost a sister ,in that I spent an awful lot of time at the Martin house while growing up, going to miss her and her laugh for sure
Kimm Sullivan says
So very sorry to hear this! Mitch and I offer our deepest condolences and many prayers to the entire family. May you find peace and comfort at this difficult time.
Raelene Cooley says
So sorry for your loss! Sue was a great person. Happy go lucky. Always smiling and understanding of others. I send my love to all of her family. Thinking of you all.
Patricia Justice says
Bill and family
We’re so very sorry for your loss. Sue will be so very missed. Always a smile, always so sweet.
We love you our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Mike & Pati Justice
Glenn A. Weidner says
My prayers and thoughts are
with all the families . I’m lost for words . May the great memories always be of some comfort . 👍😎🇺🇸
Peace be with –
Patrick Justice says
My deepest condolences to the whole Allen Family.
Ed Barcus says
Bill, Mary Ann, and families
So sorry to read of the passing of your sister. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort in all of the fond memories you have.
Quinn Selner says
I’m so sorry! She was a wonderful person. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you Special hugs to Cord!
Michael and Angela says
Bill and Family,
Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers…
“A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life.”
– Isadora James
Michael and Angela
Jeannie Daugherty-Cornett says
Bill & family….May God wrap his arms around you & give you peace & comfort.
Bobbijo Bridgman says
Sympathies for your loss of your loved one. Sue was a joy to have around. Sending you healing vibes and prayers.
John wade says
Billy – I am so sorry for your loss!
Nancy McPherron says
So very sorry to hear this. Sue always had a smile on her face. Prayers for the Allen and Martin families.
Kevin and Donna Chaney says
So sad to learn of Susie passing. She was such a sweet person Our deepest condolences to the Martin siblings .
Kay Baumgartner says
Bill and Maryann, so sorry to hear of Sue‘s passing, always with a smile on her face. Thoughts and prayers are with the families.
Anita Whitaker Spicer says
I am very sorry!
She was a great person!
Marilee Johnson says
I know Sue’s kids won’t know who I am, but I have known Sue since she was your young ages. I am so very sorry to read that Sue has passed. I will try and get to the funeral home. Love and Prayers for ALL of YOU!
Felix Salazar says
Sue was a good friend! So sad to hear this news. My deepest sympathies and condolences to Bill and his family at this time. Many prayers going up for this family. I pray that our class of 80’ realizes time is short and we need to get together more often! Peace and comfort to the Allen family. I’ll see up there one day, Sue. God bless.
Jill Engle says
I have stained glass angel nightlight Sue gave me as a gift. When we moved I put it in our hallway because it was so dark at night. Eventually I found led bulb for it so it burns 24/7. I unplug it when I vacuum and plug it back in when I am done. I did that Sunday and when I plugged back in I thought about her and her family and how much I loved this angel nightlight. I was so stunned to hear she had passed away. We were newspaper carriers together and I always looked forward to chatting with her. We would even talk on the phone too. She was so fun and we had a lot of laughs together. Our parents were also friends so that brought us closer too. Sue was a great mom. Her boys were always first in everything she did. My condolences to her husband Bill, also a great guy and father and to her boys. My angel nightlight means so much more now lighting up the hallway.
Lori Mills says
Bill, I am so sorry to hear of Sue’s passing. She was someone special. I am sending prayers to you and your family at this time. You have been truly blessed to have Sue in your life 💞
Brian Smith says
My heart goes out to all of you. Sue was a lot of fun. Watching Bill and Sue argue was usually pretty entertaining. Rest in peace Sue.
Ellen D Brown says
Sue was such a sweet kind person, prayers for Bill and the family. May the sweet memories you have give you comfort in the coming days.
Les & Jackie (Abair) Trump says
Bill, Jace, Cord, and Allen & Martin families,
So sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved, Sue. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all through this most difficult time.
May the peace and comfort that only Jesus can give be felt in an enormous way.
Teri Stokes says
I worked at KFC with Bill and Susie many years ago as a second job. I developed a very special friendship with Susie from that point on in our lives. I was raising my daughter as a single mother and she always found a way to help me with whatever she could . I am so blessed that God gave me this beautiful friendship with most loving person. Susie was my maid of honor when I got married and has always been a special friend. My heart is with Bill and the boys and Susie’s extended family throughout these most difficult days
Marilyn Keller Rowe says
” With Deepest Sympathy ” Bill & Family in the loss of your loved one. Prayers and hugs for you and the family <3
Bill, you was always like a son to me, and always so much fun to be around. 🙂
linda l rasche says
Sue I will miss our phone conversations. I know your husband and sons will greatly miss you. Hope you are with all the relatives having a good time. Love you cousin. God speed.
Gwen DeMont-Calvert says
Bill, Cord, Jace and Family ….. Sue was always such a sweet lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Becky Leininger says
I am so very sorry Bill, my prayers are with you and your sons
Cindy swango says
Bill and sons. I am so very sorry to hear about your wife. Hugs and prayers to you all. Cindy patrick swango
Diane Lyons says
I was very surprised to read that Sue had passed. I’m so sorry and send prayers to her family. She was a very kind lady with a great smile! Diane Lyons
Patricia Leech says
Allen & Martin Families
I’m so saddened to hear of Sue’s passing. She was a very Special person, always great to talk with her, sweet and ornery together, and a deep love for all of her family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Debra J Powell says
Deepest Sympathy and Love to Bill, Cord and Jase 💕 Sue was a wonderful, fun person and great friend…
Also… Sympathy, Prayers and Love 💕 to Susie’s Siblings and their families…
Nancy Rhodes says
So sorry for your loss
Prayers for you and your family
Gabriel Lopez says
Bill and the rest of the Martin Family.
I am so sorry to hear about your sister. She was a beautiful person. I have such good memories of her when the crew would raid her place of employment.
I told my wife the other day how nice and kind she was to a bunch of HS kids with little or no money in their pockets.
The Martin family has always been a the best to our community. A positive staple to the community
God Bless Sues’ kids, I would love to meet them and let them know how sweet and special she is.
RIP Sue, with a tear in my eye.
Diane Kuskye says
Dick and family,
Sorry to hear of the loss of your sister. You and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers. You’ll always have the memories to cherish. May she rest in peace.