Marjorie B Allen

December 9, 1923February 5, 2019

Marjorie Russell Allen, nee Bonnette, passed away on February 5, 2019 at the age of 95. Marjorie was born to Willie and Ola Bonnette in Florence, South Carolina in December of 1923 After living in Columbus, Georgia for several years, she moved with her family to West Palm Beach, Florida in 1937. Marjorie graduated from Palm Beach High School in 1940 and was employed at Camp Murphy in the Southern Signal Corps School (presently in Jonathan Dickinson State Park) in Florida. There she met Thomas Curry Russell of Brooksville, FL and they married in 1946. Together they had five children and eventually moved to Lake Park, FL. TC Russell preceded Marjorie in death in 1972.

In 1974, Marjorie married Robert Vance Allen of Spencer, North Carolina. They shared a home in Okeechobee, FL before relocating to Lake Park, FL. He preceded her in death in 1996. She then lived in Jupiter, FL with her daughter, Bonnie Gay Russell, until Bonnie’s death in 2005. Marjorie lived with her son, Scott Russell, and his wife, Gail until 2016 at which time she moved into assisted living at Brookdale in Tequesta, FL.

Marjorie was predeceased by her son, Thomas Randolph “Randy” Russell, in 1994. Marjorie was the longest living matriarch of the family, predeceased by her brothers, Jake Bonnette and W.A. “Bill” Bonnette, Jr. and her sisters, Joyce Smith Aliperti, Lois Gay, Hollis Kosko, and Sue Paladino.

Marjorie is survived by her daughter, Sally Kaplan, her son, L. Scott Russell (Gail), and her son, Douglas Kelley Russell (Tammy), all of whom live in Palm Beach County. Marjorie leaves behind many loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren, relatives, friends, and in-laws.

At Marjorie’s request, there will be no service. Please do not send flowers. In her honor, you may choose to donate to Trustbridge Hospice at 5300 East Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407 or to Easter Seals of Palm Beach County at 5325 Greenwood Ave. #201, West Palm Beach, FL 33407 in her name.


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Donald Smith

February 13, 2019

Aunt Margie was the kindest person I ever met. I remember her smile and sense of humor. I loved her so much and always enjoyed getting to see her. I ache for her children and grand children but she was here for such a special long time. You had her with you longer than most people. Be glad for the good times. There are many to remember. I love you all !!!