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Deremiah Frye Mortuary Greene & Harrell Chapel

700 West Gourley Pike, Bloomington, IN

OBITUARY

Mary Berdine (Koontz) Allgood

June 2, 1930October 1, 2019

Mary B. (Koontz) Allgood, 89, of Bloomington passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her daughters on Tuesday, October 1, 2019. Mary was born June 2, 1930 in South Bend, IN to the late Clifford C. Koontz, Sr. and Gladys (Dickinson) Koontz. She graduated from Bloomington High School in 1948. After graduation she moved to Chicago, IL where she worked as a secretary for the AAA Insurance Company and for the Speidel Watch Company. While in Chicago she loved to dance to the Big Band sounds with her good friend Bernie and going to the beach at Lake Michigan with her girllfriends Millie and Brigitta. After a couple of years, she returned to Monroe County where she worked for Sarkes Tarzian in Bloomington and later at RCA, also in Bloomington retiring after 26 years of service there. Mary loved her job at RCA where she made lifelong friends including Frances Mosely, as well as her buddy Marie LaBorne, both of whom attended many family holidays throughout the years. She enjoyed spending time with Betty Harris, her neighbor of fifty years who was like a sister to her. Watching sports with her son-in-law, Bric and motorcycle riding with her other son-in-law, Tom, were special times for her. Mary had a zest for life and a great sense of humor. Her interests were writing poetry, attending plays, musicals, ballet and operas, jigsaw puzzles, classical westerns, aviation, airshows, gardening, bird watching, a love for animals and clogging to Bluegrass music. Mary also played several instruments including accordion, piano, guitar and mandolin. Most of all she loved the Lord Jesus Christ and witnessed of Him to all she met. Embracing a part of her own heritage, she had a very special place in her heart for all things Jewish and attended many Messianic Jewish services in Indianapolis, IN led by Rabbi Jeff Adler of Sha’arey Yeshua Congregation. In 1950 she married Frank M. Allgood who preceded her in death in 2011. Together they had four daughters who survive: Diana Vieira, of Worthington, Darlene “Amanda” Rusk, of Stinesville, Loretta (Tom) Rice, of Bloomfield and Lorraine (Bric) Compton, of Smithville. Also surviving are six grandchildren: Tina Highberger, Anya Vieira, Andrew Hays, Matthew Hays, Stephanie Hays and Richard (MaryKate) Compton. Mary was blessed with five great- grandchildren : Anthony Coovert, Ashley Coovert, Ryan Hays, Oliver Compton and Dean Compton. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Step-mother Myrtle Koontz, husband, three brothers, Holland Koontz, Clifford C. Koontz II and Willard Lewis, her sister, Betty Leal and great-granddaughter, Wren Compton. Special thanks to Dr. Larry Rink, Dr. Brian Moore and IU Health Hospice for their compassionate care and most of all for her daughter, Lorraine Compton, who spent the last eight years of her life (24/7) caring for her mother. A viewing will be held on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 12 Noon at the Deremiah-Frye Mortuary; 700 W. Gourley Pike. The funeral service will immediately follow at 12 noon with Pastor Frank Helton officiating. Burial will follow in Valhalla Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, the American Heart Association or to the Owen County Humane Society. Online condolences may be given at www.DeremiahFrye.com

  • DONATIONS

  • Alzheimer's Foundation of America
  • American Heart Association
  • Owen County Humane Society

Services

  • Funeral Service Saturday, October 5, 2019
  • Gathering of Family and Friends Saturday, October 5, 2019

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Mary Berdine (Koontz) Allgood

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