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Marsha "Dee" Deanna (Shanholtz) Allen

February 20, 1945 ~ October 12, 2021 (age 76)


Marsha Deanna “Dee” Allen, 76, of Bridgeport, WV, went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, October 12, 2021.  Marsha was born in Shinnston, WV on February 20, 1945 to the late James and Helen (Moore) Shanholtz.

Marsha graduated from Shinnston High School.  She was a very active member in her community through the Shinns Run CEO and the community at large.  Marsha found her passion of crafting and woodworking with her husband, Charles.  She was very creative and gave a personalized touch to all of her crafts.  Foremost, she was a tremendous wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend to all who knew her.  She was especially fond of her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Marsha was an extraordinary woman and will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Marsha is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Charles Allen.  In addition, she is survived by two children: Mark Allen and wife Dianna, of Monongah, WV and Wendy Allen Cottrill and husband Mark, of Bridgeport, WV.  Her grandchildren:  Chad Cottrill of Charlotte, NC; Cody Cottrill of Bridgeport, WV; Abbey Cottrill Davis and husband Joel, of Whitehall, WV; Ashley Cottrill of Bridgeport, WV, Linsey Harris and husband Aaron, of Belington, WV; Lauren Hamby and husband Brian, of Fairmont, WV; Nicky Hines of Fairmont, WV.  Great grandchildren:  Ethan McNemar of Bridgeport, WV; Wyatt, Wade, Laurel, and Raina Harris of Belington, WV; Sutton Hamby of Fairmont, WV; and Aria Hines of Fairmont, WV.  One brother; Keith Shanholtz and wife Marsha of Joetown, WV.  Two sisters: Sandra Griffin and husband Okey, of Bridgeport, WV; and Cynthia Tassone and husband Sam of Shinnston, WV.  One brother in law, Gary Amos of Bridgeport, WV.  As well as many nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her parents, Marsha was preceded in death by one sister, Elizabeth Amos. 

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to:  Amedisys Foundation PO Box 366 Suite 102 Anmoore, WV  26323.

Per the family's request, public services have been canceled.  A celebration of life will be held at a later date at the family's convenience.

Dorsey Funeral Home is honored to be handling the arrangements for the Allen family.

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