Obituaries 05/07/2020


Naomi ‘Scottie’ Allen

  Naomi A. “Scottie” Allen, 94, passed away at 3:58 p.m. on Saturday, May 2nd, 2020, at Highpoint Health in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

  Scottie was born in Switzerland County on July 13th, 1925, the daughter of the late Nellie (Porter) and Harry Scott. She was a graduate of Patriot High School, Class of 1943.

  Scottie married Merle Allen, Jr. on June 29th, 1943 in Patriot. Scottie and Junior were married 45 years until his passing on August 9th, 1988.

  Scottie worked at Seagram’s Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Indiana from 1947 to 1986, retiring after 39 years of service. Scottie had a fondness for turtles, which led to a lifelong collection of anything turtle related. She even had a turtle club card and sign. Scottie loved playing cards with the grand kids, and then the great grand kids.

  She also enjoyed going to the adult meal site every day, playing cards and bingo with her friends. Scottie liked going to the casinos and actually traveled on the first bus trip to Indianapolis to show support for Rising Sun’s prospect of getting a casino. She was also a big fan of the Cincinnati Reds and rarely missed watching or listening to a game.

  Scottie was also famous for her homemade peanut butter fudge. She enjoyed sitting on her front porch watching people go by and waiting for someone to pull in the drive to say, “Hi.”

  Scottie is survived by her son, Stephen Allen and his wife Janet, of Madison; by her daughter, Sheree Armstrong and her husband Lane, of Patriot; by her granddaughter, Shonda Rose and her husband Tony, of Vevay; by her grandson, Jeremy Armstrong, of Shelbyville, Indiana; by her granddaughter, Amy Crawford, of Jeffersonville, Indiana; by her great-granddaughters: Chelsea Kirkpatrick and husband Klint of Rising Sun, Kristen Rose, of Vevay, and Mya Crawford, of Jeffersonville, Indiana; and by her great- great-grandchildren: Brinley and Blayke Wright of Vevay.

  Scottie was preceded in death by her parents; by her husband Merle “Junior” Allen; by her brother Denver Scott; and by her precious granddaughter, Lauren Rose.

  Family graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 9th at Cedar Hedge Cemetery in Rising Sun, with Pastor Mike Jones officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Ohio County Rescue Unit or Rising Sun Fire Department.

  Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun is serving the family at this difficult time.