September 10, 1952 - November 29, 2017
Marlene Margarete Helena Allen, 65, of Latonia, KY, formerly of Giessen, Germany, passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. She was a Chef with Kremer’s Market who enjoyed expressing her German heritage by taking part in German Heritage Festivals and listening to German music by Gephardt Earler. Marlene also enjoyed watching Bengals Football and listening to Bluegrass and Cajun Music. She was a devoted caregiver who always put the needs of her husband, children and grandchildren before her own. Marlene was preceded in death by her parents: Werner and Inge (Goebler) Gura. She is survived by her beloved husband: Mike Allen; daughter: Melanie Pickett; son: Bobby (April) Pickett; sister: Gabi (Hartmut) Nestler; brother: Manfred (Monica) Gura; grandchildren: William Pickett and Caitlin McIntosh; great-aunt: Inge Dubowy; cousin: Thomas Dubowy; nieces: Anne Nestler and Ina Nestler; nephew: Dennis Gura: her Kremer’s Market family and her devoted companion: Palmer the dog. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 from 3:00 P.M. until the Catholic Blessing at 5:00 P.M. at Connley Brothers Funeral Home, 11 East Southern Avenue, Covington (Latonia), KY 41015. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Foundation or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Online condolences may be expressed on Facebook or at ConnleyBrothersFuneralHome.com
I can’t begin to tell you how sorry I was to hear about the accident that took away the beautiful life of Marlene. I have come to know and love Marlene from Kremer’s Market. I can’t quite put into words but Marlene was special. I will surely miss her. I will keep your family in my prayers.
To Mike and family:
I have known you for most of my life, Marlena was such a kind and caring person, and was a dear friend to our family.
Pat, Joe, John and Ludwig (Cindy).
We are terribly sorry about the passing away of your wife and Mother. She was a great person and hard worker. We send our prayer to the family. She will be missed very much.
I’m so devastated by the loss of Marlene in our world, and pray that her family finds their way through this terrible time together. She had the kindest soul, perfectly mischievous spirit, and a heart full of love. I will dearly miss and remember her always.
Bob and April, we are so, so sorry for the loss of your Mom. We are sending prayers your way and we want you to know that we are here for you if you need us. Love ya Babe.
Bill, Lisa and Rachel