Norma Amanda Allen

October 26, 1920March 24, 2013
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Norma Amanda Allen, 92, of Ravenna, passed away Sunday, March 24, 2013.

Norma was born October 26, 1920 in Ravenna, Ohio to parents Samuel and Mina Foust.

Norma grew up on Cleveland Road in Ravenna where she worked with her parents who operated a vegetable farm where they grew and washed assorted vegetables and then sold them at the Farmers Market in East Cleveland at the corner of Coit and Woodsworth roads. She was a life member of St. Paul Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday school for many years and served as President of the Women of the Church. She also was active with the Ravenna Band Patrons. Norma was a very hardworking woman and homemaker who took great care of her family. She liked sewing and needlework, scrapbooking and cards. Norma enjoyed wintering in Winter Park, Florida and enjoyed playing golf in her later years.

Surviving Norma is her son the Reverend Joe (Donna) Allen of Hartville and her daughter Linda (Scott) Fosnight of Ravenna. Surviving also are her grandchildren: Mary Jo (Ron) Smith, Dr. Matthew (Melissa) Allen, Michele Allen, Scotty Fosnight, Dan Fosnight and her great-grandchildren: Rebecca, Andrew, Breila and Lucas. She also leaves many loving nieces and nephews. Norma was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Joe Allen, Sr., her sister Helen Deering and brother Earl Foust.

Family will receive friends on Friday, March 29, 2013 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 170 N. Freedom St., Ravenna from 10:00 A.M. until the 11:00 A.M. funeral service officiated by Reverend Daniel Caruso. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made in Norma’s name to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 170 N. Freedom St., Ravenna, Oh. 44266.

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The family would like to express their many thanks to the wonderful people who cared for mom. Pastor Dan Caruso, Dr. E. Yanelli, Longmeadow Care nurses and staff, Dr. Dean, Akron City Hospice, Jackie Bell, Chris Goodwin and also Jackie Giullito and Cindy Varner who kept her hair beautiful! She was blessed to have you all. Thanks to God for our mom and grandmother. We’ll see you again. Happy Easter!


  • Funeral Service Friday, March 29, 2013
  • Visitation Friday, March 29, 2013

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Becky Garro

April 23, 2013

Dear Linda, Scott & Family,

My thoughts and prayers have been with you over these past few weeks. I know what a difficult time this must be for you.

I visited your Mom at Longmeadow a short time before she passed. She was sleeping and I didn't want to disturb her; I did leave her some cookies.

Norma was a wonderful,gracious lady filled with God's love and gentleness. I have fond memories of her.

The dedicated love and care you gave to her is beyond words. May God bless you, dear friends.

Love and prayers,

April 18, 2013

Dear Linda,
I know you spent many years caring for your Mom. You are a wonderful daughter! So sorry for your loss. We were unable to make it to the ceremony but are thinking of you. Beth & Russ Erbe

Linda Baldasare

April 12, 2013

At this sad time, may it bring you some peace and comfort to know that caring thoughts are with you every day. She had the best angel here on earth! I'll never forget her pretty smile. Love,

Ernie & Daryl Fullum

April 12, 2013

Sending loving thoughts to you. Norma was a wonderful person. She was a loyal, steadfast volunteer for the Christian Cupboard. I deem it an honor to have known her. May you be comforted at this time and always. Your friends,

Bob and Shirley Klingensmith

April 12, 2013

Hi sorry about your Mom. She was a lovely lady. Hope everyone is doing well. We miss you all. Things here are good. Very busy...I'm selling real estate with Bob and things are beginning to come to life. Values coming up as well. If you ever want to come this way for a vacation, give us a call. We have a huge spare room and would love to have you. Take care and give everyone our love.
God's Peace.

April 10, 2013

It was such a pleasure knowing your Mother when my family and I came to Ravenna in 1959 and joined St. Paul Lutheran Church. She will be missed.

Pat Jenks Williams

Libby & John Plum

April 9, 2013

Thoughts and prayers are with you - she was a dear little lady. Love,

Tom, Pam,Missy,Tim & James Nichols

April 9, 2013

We were very sorry to hear of your mother's passing.

George & Pat Hartle

April 9, 2013

Sometimes it is simply the hope in our hearts and the faith in our souls that comfort us and let us begin anew. Wishing you Peace.

Don, Patsy, Alex & Nick Vance

April 9, 2013

Don and I have just returned to Ravenna after being away for several weeks. Yesterday I heard that Mrs. Allen had passed away. We are so sorry to hear about it. It is so hard to lose a parent or grandparent and I do hope you are comforted by all the memories of life with her. Much love at this sad time.