Mary Margaret "Mickey" Allen
Mary Margaret “Mickey” Meade Allen, 79, of Erie, PA, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 31st from injuries sustained in an accidental fall. Mickey was born in Erie to the late Richard (Pat) Meade and Gertrude Kennedy Meade, and was preceded in death by her sister Patty Woznicki (Nick). She is survived by her dear husband of 60 years Thomas and their five children, Judy Nichols (Ted), Timothy Allen (Teri), Jill Howell (David), Amy Troncone (Jerome) and Julie Parker (Michael); her treasured grandchildren, Sean, David, Stephen, Amanda, Nathan, Daniel, Megan, Emily, Jackson, Laven and Kolsten; and three beloved great grandchildren, Weston, Rylie and Cameron.
Mickey graduated from Harbor Creek High School in 1956. She met the love of her life, Thomas Allen in primary school and they were married in 1958. She and Tom raised their children in Wesleyville, PA. A lifelong member of Wesleyville Baptist church where she joyfully sang in the choir. Mickey was a faithful servant to her lord Jesus Christ and she dedicated her time on earth to serving Him and raising her children in His light.
Straight out of high school, Mickey began working at General Electric. When it came time to raise her family she was employed at the Super Duper Deli and eventually became the Director of the Iroquois High Cafeteria, working in the high school and elementary schools for 25 years, before retiring in 1995.
An Iroquois Brave through-and-through, Mickey was a spirited booster of many athletic programs within the Iroquois School District dating back to the 1960s and served as a founding board member of the WILP Hall of Fame. Admired and loved by the hundreds of girls who knew her as Coach Allen and then later in life as “Gramma”, Mickey coached softball at Iroquois High School from 1980 until 2018. Coaching was her true professional calling in this life and for nearly 40-years, she never tired of watching, encouraging, mentoring and quietly guiding each girl who had the good fortune to experience her special brand of discipline, humor and spirit.
Mickey was a born competitor. She was an avid card player who loved her weekly card club, playing board games with her family and cheering on a winner in any competition at all. Ever committed to her beloved Cleveland Indians she faithfully watched or listened to every game. She and her husband shared an adventurous spirit and curiosity that led them to travel to every state in America and beyond. Her kind spirit and sharp wit will be sadly missed by all who were touched by her during a life well-lived.
Visiting Hours will be held at Wesleyville Baptist Church Monday June 4th from 2-4pm and 6-9pm. The funeral service will be held at Wesleyville Baptist Church on Tuesday June 5th at 10am.
Memorials may be made to Wesleyville Baptist Church.