BITELY — Jacklyn Simona Allen, 77, of Bitely, passed away at her home on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016.

She was born on Aug. 13, 1938, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to John and Ruby (Owens) Moore.  She married John Allen Jr. in Kentucky on Aug. 30, 1953, and later moved to the Bitely area in 1989.  She enjoyed being a caregiver her whole life and was a volunteer as well, giving of her time to West Michigan Community Mental Health in Baldwin.

Jacklyn is survived by her husband, Johnnie Allen, Jr.; her children, M. Darlene (Ken) Maurer, Gary (Debbie Deyton) Allen, Donna (Henry Miller) Featherstone, Christopher (Tracy) Allen, and Kenneth L. Allen; her grandchildren, Jennifer Pippin, Danielle Maurer, Kenneth Maurer Jr., Rebecca Kinsaul, Julie Allen, Kenneth J. Allen, Paige Allen, and Peyton Allen; and her great-grandchildren, Ashley Hysinger, Aden Wood, Benjamin Allen, Abigail Allen, Christian Allen, and Preston Maurer.

Jacklyn was preceded in death by her parents; and her brother, Darrel Moore.

Services for Jacklyn where held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, at Verdun Funeral Home. Arrangements entrusted to Verdun Funeral Home and Cremation Services at (231) 745-4680.