Mary was the daughter of: William Cullen "Willie" SHRUM & Bonnie Mae SMITH Grand-dau of: John Wheeler SHRUM & Mary Delitha MANN
Mary Walters "Mimi" Allen Born on May 12, 1933 in Paris, TX Departed on June 5, 2007 and resided in Kerrville, TX
Mary Walters "Mimi" Allen, born Mary Amelia Shrum, passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2007 at Zales Lipshy Hospital in Dallas after an extended illness. Mary was born in Paris, Texas on May 12, 1933. Her family lived in Honey Grove, Texas for most of her childhood prior to moving to Fort Worth where she graduated from Arlington Heights High School. In 1952, she married Roland Walters. They started a family and moved to Houston and built a successful land development business. In the early 1970’s, Mary and Roland moved to the Hill Country after spending years of vacations on their family ranch in Camp Verde. Mary moved to Kerrville after she and Roland divorced in 1974. She remarried Cecil Allen in 1976 with whom she spent the remaining 31 years of her life. Together they raised horses and traveled to Louisiana where they had many successful races. Mary loved the water and the couple spent summers in Rockport, where Mary, an avid painter, enjoyed creating landscapes in pastels. Mary’s family and friends brought her the most happiness. She also enjoyed writing, sunsets, brisk walks, traveling and the smell of honeysuckle. She was preceded in death by a son, Cully Walters; her first husband, Roland Walters; and her parents, William Cullen Shrum, and Bonnie Mae and Jack Roberts. She is survived by her husband, Cecil Allen; a sister and brother-in-law, Julia and Donald Strickland of Little Elm; a daughter and son-in law, Rolinda and Arthur Schmidt of Kerrville; a son and daughter-in-law, Corey and Margo Walters of Camp Verde; grandchildren Ashley Walters of Brentwood, California, Shaun Randall of Kerrville, Amelia Randall of Odenton, Maryland, and Hunter Schmidt of Kerrville; and great-grandchildren, Robert Cambardella of Odenton, Maryland, and Emmah Schmidt of Ingram.Visitation will be held Friday, June 8, 2007, 5-7 p.m. at Grimes Funeral Chapel, Kerrville.A service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 9, 2007, at Grimes Funeral Chapel, Kerrville officiated by The Rev. Stockton Williams.Pallbearers will be Shaun Randall, Hunter Schmidt, Drew Imel, Corey Schneider, Corey Lehmann, Michael Turner, and Cody Tuck. Robert Cambardella will serve as an honorary pallbearer.Mary was a woman full of grace and elegance who touched the hearts of all those that knew her. Her family asks friends and loved ones to plant a tree in her memory.
Source: Grimes Funeral Chapels Obituary Listing Kerr Daily Times