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Marlys Jane Allen, the daughter of Donald and Colleen (Hunt) Allen, was born on November 6, 1952. She attended school at Cardinal of Eldon High School in Eldon, Iowa. Marlys raised three children. She was originally from Eldon before moving to Montezuma and Malcom where she lived for 30 years. Marlys worked at Kwik Star, Comfort Inn Hotel, and Hy-Vee Bakery where she absolutely enjoyed interacting with her customers and coworkers. She was an avid reader, an excellent cook, enjoyed figure 8 racing and above all spending time with and bragging about her grandchildren.
Her memory will be cherished by her children, Molly (Darrin) Ehret of Deep River, Roy "Eddie" (MaryAnn) Eakins of Chillicothe, MO and Ronnie (Christy) Moore of Grinnell; 12 grandchildren, Dustin (Amberly) Ehret, Dalton Ehret, Dillon Ehret, Allen Eakins, Jillian Eakins, Haley Eakins, Abby Kriegel, Kaylee Magstadt, Brady Moore, Madison Moore, McKinley Moore and Reagan Moore; her mother, Colleen Allen of Ottumwa; her brother, Mike Allen of Ottumwa; her sister, Myra (Wes) Higdon of Ottumwa along with several other nieces, nephews and friends.
Marlys was preceded in death by her father, Donald Allen and a granddaughter, Mikyla Ehret.
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