Obituary: Wilma Allen, 86, of Scottville. 

January 12, 2021

Wilma Allen

Obituary: Wilma Allen, 86, of Scottville. 

Wilma D Allen, 86, of Scottville passed away peacefully Sunday January 10, 2021. Wilma was born May 12, 1934 in Jackson  where she met and married James Allen. He preceded her in death January 30, 2008.  They moved to Ludington in 1972 where they raised their four children.

Wilma could always be found at a bingo hall near or far. She loved playing cards and Yahtzee with her friends and granddaughter.  In October 2019 she entered Oakview Medical Care Facility in Ludington where she was blessed beyond words to have such loving caring people to care for her. Wilma was an amazingly strong mother, grandmother as well as a great grandmother. She cherished her entire family. When asked what her greatest accomplishments in life was, her response was “raising my children!”

Wilma will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Renia DeRooy (Kevin Pritchard), daughter Denise (John) Oliver, son James (Amanda) Allen, and daughter Lisa (James) Stankowski. Wilma’s first-born granddaughter Melissa DeRooy was a very important part of her life. Melissa was always there when mom needed company; it was a very special bond they created together.  Other grandchildren include Amanda (Rusty) Merkey, Scott (Jessica) Oliver, Nathan (Beth) Oliver, Nick, Jessica and Rachel Allen, Blake and Kalee Stankowski. Great-grandchildren include Troy and Paige Oliver, Emma and Landon Oliver, Connor Merkey, and Addison Claveau.  Wilma was blessed to have great friends in Ron and Peg Wilson, Russ and Paula Dykman and Phyllis Kane.

According to Wilma’s wishes a private family gathering will take place to celebrate her life.  Please visit Wilma’s memory page at to leave a memory or tribute of Wilma for her family, or to light a candle in her memory.

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