Mary Edith Osborne Allen, 86, of 1411 Parrish Court, Owensboro, devoted wife and mother, went home to be with Jesus at 1:22am. on Thursday, August 5, 2004 at Owensboro Medical Health Systems. She was born on July 4, 1918 in Owensboro to the late William Charles and Mary Eva Mason Osborne, she was Catholic and a charter member of St. Pius X Parish, a longtime member of St. Stephen's Parish and a member of the Altar Sodality. She was preceded in death by her husband Iven Allen, Jr., February 6, 1945, who was declared missing in action, and later deceased, following the sinking of his ship, the S.S. Peter Silvester in the Indiana Ocean off the coast of Perth, Australia. She was also preceded in death by her son, William Iven Allen on March 27, 1942 as well as her brothers, Robert Mason Osborne, William Charles Osborne, Jr., Joseph Clifton Osborne, John Elliot Osborne and sisters, Margaret Ann Osborne and Nanette Elizabeth Isbell. Mrs. Allen loved to travel, camping, motorcycling, sewing, gardening, pets and to be with family and friends. She loved all that she met and enjoyed their hugs and embraces. She was devoted to Mary, The Mother Of God and was a regular viewer of EWTN. Survivors include her son, Larry Joseph Allen of Owensboro, two sisters, Betty Marie Sullivan of Cincinnati, Ohio and Virginia Louise Glahn of Owensboro, Ky. She had several nieces and nephews and cousins, whom she dearly loved and was known as 'Mert' or 'Aunt Mert' to them. Visitation is at Haley-McGinnis Funeral Home from 2:00 to 8:00pm. Saturday with prayers at 6:30pm. and from 10:00 until 11:30am. on Sunday. Funeral services will be conducted at the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, 602 Sycamore Street, on Sunday, August 8, 2004 at 12:00pm.noon with interment at Resurrection Cemetery. The family requests that expressions of sympathy be made to Blessed Sacrament Chapel, 602 Sycamore St. Owensboro, Ky. 42301.

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  1. Our family is deeply sorry of the passing of your mother Aunt Mert. We will keep you in our prayers and thoughts.Your mother was a beautiful mother and a kind and caring person to all she meet in life. You were blessed to have her. God Bless Margaret Isb

  2. Larry, I know I am not alone in treasuring special moments I have had throughout my life with Aunt Mert and you. She was unlike any other person I have known. I have been amused by her unassuming humor, guided by her ‘no holds barred’ advice, comforted

  3. Larry~ I will forever treasure the moments I had with Aunt Mert. She was a wonderful aunt and a great person. I truly learned alot from her. Her spirit will continue to live on through you and all who loved her. I hope I can instill as much love and s

  4. Larry~ My sincerest condolences. I know how much the two of you meant to each other. I also know the faith that your mother had and I firmly believe that she is being rewarded for that faith. Though the ones she left behind will mourn our loss, we should

  5. I was saddened to hear of the loss of such a wonderful lady. I will always hold special memories of her in my heart. I will never forget the way she came to my wedding after being so sick and not driving for so long. That meant so much to me. She was

  6. Larry and family,

    I extend to you my prayers and thoughts during the loss of your dear mother. I thank you for all the compassionate care you gave her, although I am sure you received much from her also. May your faith in the Resurrection and the sup

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