Maureen Shiplett Allen

  • Born: November 22, 1950
  • Died: September 4, 2018
  • Location: Mentor, Ohio

Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center

8466 Mentor Ave
Mentor, OH 44060
Tel. (440) 255-3401

Tribute & Message From The Family

Maureen Shiplett Allen, 67 of Painesville, passed away Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at Homestead II, in Painesville. She was born November 22, 1950 in Cleveland to the late Charles and June Shiplett.

Maureen was a member of the Fairport Harbor Congregational Church, where she served on the church board of trustees. She was a former member of the Hambden Congregational Church where she also served as a Deaconess and was on the Board of Elders. Maureen worked at Area Telephone Answering Services, was a Realtor with Pena Realty and retired from the Lake County Auditor's Office in 1995. She also was an Assistant Girl Scout Leader for the Fairport Harbor Troop. Maureen was the co-founder and editor of Fairport Focus.

Maureen was very active throughout her life in the Lake County Republican Party, where she started in the Lake County Young Republicans as an officer. In 1988 she was also the State's Woman of the Year for the Ohio League of Young Republicans. She also served as the Secretary for the Lake County Republican Party and volunteered on many political campaigns of current and former office holders.

Maureen was known to get lost in games of Words with Friends on Facebook, once even scoring 114 points for one word "Jiffy". She almost always had 20 games going at a time. She was grateful to attend Saturday evening services at Zion Lutheran Church in Painesville with her friend Jan Swetel. She was especially grateful for the gratis cleaning services of Susan Bollinger, as it was very difficult for her to get around. Jan and Susan were faithful in bringing her to the grocery store as well.

Survivors include her children, Grant Allen and Brittany Rodriguez; grandchildren, Jerome, Tamera, Terrell and Carlos; great grandchildren, Temperance, Jru, Roman and Matteo; sister, Jill Piet; nephew, Vince Piet; niece, Erica (Jared) Rice; very dear friends, Dennis and Deborah Latona, Linda Braemer, Janice Swetel and Susan Bollinger, as well as many other loving family members and friends.

Preceding her in death are her parents, Charles and June Shiplett; sisters, Yvonne and Laura and nephew, Braxton.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, September 15, 2018 at the Fairport Congregational Church, 308 Third St. Fairport Harbor 44077. A luncheon, at the church will follow the service. Inurnment to take place following the luncheon at 2 p.m. in Western Reserve Memorial Gardens, 11521 Chillicothe Rd, Chesterland, OH 44026, please meet at the grave.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Maureen's name to the Fairport Congregational Church.

Arrangements entrusted to the Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060.

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