Aug. 3, 1939-Dec. 27, 2012
CULVER — Cynthia D. Allen, age 73, of Culver, passed away at 12:02 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at Miller’s Merry Manor, in Culver.
Cindy was born Aug. 3, 1939, in Akron, Ohio, to James “Bill” and Mary C. (Church) Allen. Cindy moved to Culver when she was in the fourth grade. She graduated from Culver High School with the class of 1957. She attended Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio, where she was a member of the Chi Omega Sorority. Cindy graduated from Indiana University and was a foreign exchange student during her junior year. She spent most of her teaching career, teaching high school Spanish, for the Fairfax County Schools in Alexandria, Va. Her love of the Spanish language, and Latin American culture, took her to South America on more than 20 occasions, as an exchange student, a Peace Corps volunteer, and later as a member of Earthworks. She also took groups of students to South America to share this love, as well as doing much traveling on her own. After retirement, Cindy moved to Goshen, before moving to Miller’s Merry Manor, in Culver.
Cindy is survived by her loving sister, Emily Allen King and her brother-in-law, Keith B. King of Culver; her nephews, Nathan J. King of Palm Harbor, Fla. and Shannon T. King of Plymouth; great-nieces and nephews; Calvin J. King and Halie H. King of Palm Harbor, Fla.; and Austin T. King, Kylie L. King, and Addi M. King of Plymouth.
PRIVATE FAMILY SERVICES WILL BE AT A LATER DATE
~MEMORIES MAY BE SHARED AT~
~VAN GILDER FUNERAL HOME~
300 W. MADISON ST.
PLYMOUTH, IN 46563