Ardith A Allen

1928 - 2021

Riverton, IA


Ardith A. (Martin) Allen, age 92, formerly of Riverton, IA, passed away on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at the Ambassador Care Center in Sidney, IA.

Ardith was born on October 20, 1928 in Riverton, IA, the daughter of William Donald Martin and Bernice (Livingston) Martin. She grew up and attended school in Riverton. She went on to earn her Associates Degree and worked as a hospital bookkeeper.

She was united in marriage to John H. Allen on December 28, 1947 in Farragut, IA. To this union, two children were born: Paula and Jay. The family made their home in Riverton, IA before moving to Wapakoneta, OH. Following John’s death in 1993, Ardith moved back to Riverton.

She is survived by her daughter, Paula Perry of Highlands, NC; grandson Ezra (Ariana) Allen; great-grandchildren: Sariha Allen and Ethan Allen; other family and friends.

Preceding her in death were her husband John Allen; son Jay C. Allen; granddaughter Natalie Perry; and brother M. Keith Martin. 

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Zoanna Welchans

March 30, 2021 1:34 PM

I enjoyed having coffee for many years at the Waterfowl Cafe in Riverton with Ardith.  She was always  fun to be around.   She will be missed.  

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