Shirley R. Allen
Shirley Rae Allen, age 91 of Drayton, passed away on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at Valley Eldercare in Grand Forks. Shirley was born on October 12, 1927 in Hamilton, ND to James and Verna (McKeever) Wells. She graduated from Drayton High School in 1945 and on November 4, 1945 she married Glen Allen. She was married to Glen for 37 years until his passing in 1982. Throughout Shirley’s life, she held many jobs such as a bookkeeper, a bank teller and most importantly a homemaker for her six children. Her children and grandchildren will lovingly remember her incredible baked goods, her skills at crafts, her extreme competitive card playing skills, and being a loyal Lakers basketball fan. She is survived by her sons, James (Joy) Allen and Michael Allen; daughters, Kathy (Pat) Burns, Susan (Al) Anton, and Cindy (Don) Tocchio; nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; a brother Dean Wells and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a son David Allen; a grandson Christopher Schanilec; a sister, Charlene VanKamp and a brother Ronald Wells. A celebration of life is planned for Saturday, August 24th, 2019 at 11:00 am at the Drayton Methodist Church, Drayton, ND. Arrangements are with Amundson Funeral Home of Grand Forks, ND.