Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

MaryAnn Jean Allamon

MaryAnn Jean Allamon, age 85, of Shelby, died unexpectedly at her home on Thursday, May 20, 2021.

MaryAnn was born July 26, 1935 in Republic, PA, the daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Klima) Vresko. A graduate of Red Stone High School in Republic, PA, she worked as a switchboard operator in PA prior to moving to Shelby with her late husband, Ray, and their family in 1960. In Shelby, she worked for Ballonoff Metal Products and later for AMF until its closing.

MaryAnn loved to bowl and play bingo and especially enjoyed going for walks. She was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Penn State Nittany Lions. MaryAnn was a faithful member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Shelby.

Survivors include her 7 children: Richard Allamon of Shelby, Cheryl (Larry) Schunke of Fredericktown, Timothy (Nancy) Allamon of Bucyrus, David (Cathey) Allamon of Lubbock, TX, Linda (Jim) Darnell of McClelland Town, PA, Christine (Jesse) Sanders of Center Line, MI, and Deborah Hamilton of Shelby; 16 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Ray E. Allamon, on September 1, 2004; a granddaughter: Bernice Adkins; a brother: Bob Vresko; and a sister: Gertrude Vresko.

Family and friends are welcome at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 from 5-7 pm and also from 9:30-10:30 am on Thursday, May 27, 2021 where funeral services will immediately follow at 10:30 am. Fr. Chris Mileski will officiate with burial following in Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the church, 29 West Street, Shelby, Ohio 44875.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Amy Brown says:

    So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother.

    Amy Albert Brown

  2. Jerry, Lyn & James Allamon says:

    Sending thoughts and prayers to all my nieces and nephews & their families. MaryAnn was a great sister in law and will be truly missed. Of course I loved her great taste in her love of the Steelers & Pirates, which we always shared! It warms our hearts to know she is with the love of her life my brother Jake(Ray). Love you all, Uncle Jerry, Lyn & James Allamon.

  3. Craig & Sue Connell says:

    Dear Allamon Family,
    We are so sorry for your loss and are sending our deepest condolences. We have lots of fun memories of your Mom & her gang.
    Love you all,
    Craig & Sue Connell & Family

  4. Kristina Brown Smith says:

    Dear Cheryl,
    My deepest sympathy on the passing of your mom.
    May you find comfort with your family and close friends.

  5. Marilyn Hopkins says:

    Cheryl, Sending sympathy. Keeping you in my thoughts. Marilyn.

  6. Randy & Josie Vresko says:

    We will miss Aunt MaryAnn, and her phone calls.The things we loved about her, is how the simplest things made her so happy. A Penn State schedule, a Steelers throw, a Mass card, a phone call. What ever it was she loved it, because it was from a person she loved. She loved her home, her chair, her swing. She loved her house the way it is, no upgrades. She said it’s the way she wanted it, and didn’t need anything new, or fancy. She loved to laugh, and talk about her family. She loved you all very much. She was so proud of her children. She loved when Timmy, and Nancy would take her shopping, and then go out to eat. She said she just loved those days. Of course she hasn’t been able to take her walks of late, but she just loved walking where Uncle Jake is buried. She said she talked to him the whole time. Now she is with the love of her life again. May God bless her soul, and bring her the peace she always dreamed of. All Our Love, & Deepest Sympathies To Her Family.
    Love Randy & Josie

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