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Marie F. Allen
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 • Posted April 25, 2012

Marie F. Allen, 86, of Mason, passed away from this life in Windcrest Nursing Home in Fredericksburg on Sunday, April 21, 2012.

Born on July 14, 1925 in Mason County. She was the first born child of William and Millie (Wartenbach) Gross.

Marie graduated from Mason High School in May of 1942. Later, she married Daniel Allen on February 7, 1944. Marie worked several years following marriage in local grocery stores, Mason Drug Store, and many years at the local County Tax Assessor/Collector office. She later went to work for Mason County Farm Bureau office completing 45 years service. In between work, she kept everyone entertained with weekly articles in the Mason County News.

Marie was preceded in death by a child, Marie Ann, born in December of 1949; her parents, her husband, a sister and a very special friend, Gordon Schmidt.

Those left to honor and cherish her memory are her daughter Linda and spouse Mike Gissell of Austin; siblings include Willie Mae McCollum and Gayle Ince Keith both of Mason, one brother Ervin E. Gross and wife Carolyn of Fredericksburg; two grandchildren, Dr. Mike and Berit Gissell of San Antonio and Wesley Gissell of Austin and two very special great-grandchildren Brady and Mary Wesley Gissell of San Antonio along with numerous nieces and nephews and many friends.

Maries’s life work and joy was working her stock and small farm which she operated for many years. Her favorite past times were hunting, fishing and an occasional trip to Kinder, LA. She had several trips out of the state, but hurried back as quick as possible as she loved being home at Long Mountain.

Marie was always ready with a story or a tale to tell.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, April 25, at 10:00 a.m. in the Mason Funeral Home chapel. Interment followed in the Gooch Cemetery. Visitation was held the evening before at Mason Funeral Home.Condolences may be sent to the family on-line at In lieu of flowers, memorials in Marie’s honor may be made to Wounded Warriors or to the charity of one’s choice.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Mason Funeral Home.

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