Ruth Marguerite Allen (nee Metzger) of Hanover, passed away surrounded by her family at Hanover and District Hospital on Saturday, August 3, 2019.  She was  78.                               

Survived by husband Donald Allen of RR#1 Elmwood. Loved mother of Carol (Jeff) Holtham of Waterloo and David (Tanya) Allen of Hanover. Special grandmother of Dominic, Emma and Aaron. Fondly remembered by her brothers Robert Metzger of Elmwood, Donald Metzger of Nanton, AB, Dennis Metzger of Owen Sound, sisters Verna (Harry) Philipp of Dundas,  Linda Metzger of Meaford, and Barbara (Brad) Leifso of Walkerton. Ruth always held a special place in her heart for Jenny Russwurm as she was raised by her throughout her life. Predeceased by brothers Dale, Larry and sister Brenda.

To honour her wishes, a Private Family Interment Service was held at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery- Elmwood. A Service of Remembrance will be held on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 11:00 am, at St. John's Lutheran Church - Elmwood with a time to share memories to commence after the service.

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Mighton Funeral Home. 

Memorial donations to the Participation Lodge, SMART or to the Hanover & District Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.  Register book available at


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