Mary Catherine Allen - 83

12/5/1933 - 7/30/2017

Rockford, Illinois

Mary Catherine Allen, 83, of Rockford, passed away at 4:28 p.m., Sunday, July 30, 2017. She was born December 5, 1933 in Springfield, IL, the daughter of Bert and Helen (Harbour) Cole. She lived 75 years in Rockford, coming from Galesburg, IL. Mary graduated from Muldoon High School and was President of the National Honor Society. On June 21, 1952, she married Marwood D. Allen in St. Patrick Catholic Church in Rockford. She worked as a realtor/broker for Hyland-Gambino for 25 years. Mary was a member of St. James Church and former member of St. Patrick and St. Bernedette Church.

Survivors include her husband, Marwood Allen; daughter, Ellen M. Allen; sons, Woody Allen and David Allen, all of Rockford; granddaughters, Renee Allen of Rockford; and Marlee Allen of San Antonio, TX; great-grandson, Jonah Allen of Rockford; brother-in-law, George Haack; sister-in-law, Shirley Cole; and nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, a sister, Barbara Haack, and brothers, Robert Cole and Richard Cole.

Private family service in St. James Catholic Church with Fr. Leonard Jacobs, as celebrant. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL 61107. Online condolences at In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. James Catholic Church.

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