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Margaret "Margie" Allen

June 16, 1945 September 8, 2018
Margaret "Margie" Allen
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Obituary for Margaret "Margie" Allen

Margaret “Margie” Allen died peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, September 8th.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 AM, Thursday, September 13th at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church with the Very Rev. Rudolph Juarez officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 to 7:30 at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service, Iowa City, where a rosary will be recited at 7:30 PM. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorials to honor Margaret can be made to The Regina Foundation, The Mercy Foundation,
or The Allen Family.

Her life began June 16, 1945 at the Marine Corps Air Station in Cherry Point, North Carolina
where she was born to William and Betty (Grady) Storey. She shared her childhood with her 4
brothers, Stephen, Paul, Patrick and Kevin. Margaret’s family later moved back to Des Moines where she graduated from St Joseph Academy and then attended Clarke College. She intended to become a Sister in the Catholic Church at one time in her life. Later, she met John Allen, who came by the Storey house to pick up her brother and that changed everything! John and Margaret shared their love story together for over 52 years. They moved to Iowa City in 1971.Their children Chris, Mark and Andy were great blessings in their lives.

Margaret adored her grandchildren and sat on many bleachers enthusiastically cheering them
on! Her love for Notre Dame football, Regina Regals, the Chicago Cubs and Iowa Women’s
Basketball gave her great joy and a reason to travel to see them play. Of course, her trips to
Boston and Ireland were special with all the history, shopping and memories made.

Margaret was a dedicated member of St Patrick’s Catholic Church. She loved her opportunity
to teach preschool and surround herself with children while working at Regina Elementary and
Montessori Preschool. Recently she had volunteered with the Mercy Guild.

Margaret enjoyed reading and learning. Her travels with John were a highlight of the past
several years and allowed her time for both.

Those who will honor her memory are her husband John and their children, Chris (Marcia) Allen of North Liberty, Mark (Emily) Allen of Newton and Andy (Mary) Allen of Cedar Rapids;
grandchildren, Sean Allen of Omaha, Noah, Estella, Henry, Max and Charlie of Newton and
Ezra of Cedar Rapids; her brothers, Paul (Rose) Storey, Patrick (Pam) Storey, Kevin (Lori) Storey, sister in-law, Margaret Storey, and brother-in-law, James ( Mary Kay) Allen; many nieces, nephews and friends.

Those preceding Margaret in death were her parents and her brother Stephen...

Special thank you to the staff of the Intensive Care Unit and Dr. Michael Hoffman at Mercy
Iowa City.
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4:00 PM 9/12/2018 4:00:00 PM - 7:30 PM 9/12/2018 7:30:00 PM
Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service -- Iowa City

605 Kirkwood Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240

Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service -- Iowa City
605 Kirkwood Avenue Iowa City 52240 IA
United States





10:00 AM 9/13/2018 10:00:00 AM
St. Patrick Catholic Church -- Iowa City

4330 St. Patrick Drive
Iowa City, IA 52240

St. Patrick Catholic Church -- Iowa City
4330 St. Patrick Drive Iowa City 52240 IA
United States

Cemetery Details


St. Joseph's Cemetery- Iowa City Final Resting Place

1122 N. Dodge Street
Iowa City, IA 52245

1122 N. Dodge Street Iowa City 52245 IA
United States

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