Elaine Lewis Allen, 85, returned to our Heavenly Father October 12, 2021 in Beaver, UT, Her smile, laughter and presence will be sorely missed by her new friends at the Care Center as well as all her family. Elaine was born August 11, 1936 in Circleville, the 4th child of 9 children [not counting another set of twins] to Adelbert Levi and Sadie Norton Lewis. She married Merrill Dee Allen on November 19, 1952 in the Mesa Arizona LDS Temple. Elaine had broken her leg, resulting in a needed surgery, and then shortly after passed away, not from complications so much as demoralized.
Elaine was a true farm girl and spent her whole life as such, with stints at the Circleville Sewing Plant and driving the school bus. She worked miracles in storing food and making soap and all other essentials to survive the winters and rough times. Always so positive and full of faith that all would work out- come what may! She had been married 59 yrs before losing Merrill a week after their anniversary to cancer in 2011.
Elaine loved the Gospel of Jesus Christ! She spent countless hours reading many, many LDS gospel books and scriptures - every day! She served in various callings in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including working with the Young Women, Primary and Relief Society in the Kingston Ward, and later the Circleville 2nd Ward, as well as in the Panguitch Stake.
Elaine loved her family and did all she could to have fun, whether in chores, or playing King of the Bunker Hill - throwing the kids off the hill, or running wild on the back roads of the county with the kids for joy rides, when Merrill didn’t know of course. Elaine spent most of her life on the family farm in Kingston.
She is survived by four of her five children: Dee Layne (Laurette) Allen, Moriarity, NM; Charmaine (Alan ) Malan, West Bountiful; Pauline (Eugene) Day, Pleasant Grove; George H (Maria) Allen, Kingston; daughter-in-law, Lezley Allen, Junction; 17 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren with 2 more on the way; sisters: Linda Jenkins and Mary Lee.
Preceded in death by her husband Merrill; parents; son, Kenneth Allen; and 6 of her siblings.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in the Circleville 2nd Ward, 195 West 200 South, where friends may call Saturday morning from 9:30am-10:30am. Burial will be held in the Kingston Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com