Mary was united in marriage to Jerry Dean Bathke on October 10, 1986 at Lexington.
She was a homemaker and loved to cook. Mary enjoyed gardening and later got into genealogy. She loved her dogs. Her and Jerry would take in the older dogs that no one really wanted. They also had several Martin houses they put out every year and cared for the baby Martins.
She is survived by daughter Monica Schwerman, and son Mark Allen of Phillipsburg, KS; grandchildren, Crystal (Dustin) McClurg and their children Tristen, Aaron, Jessie, Dylan, and Hailey of Logan, KS, Justin Jr (Erica) King and daughter Jazmine of Hays, KS, Dominic (Kenadee) Christiansen and son Reid of Hutchinson, KS Blake Allen of Kansas, and Noah James Allen of Tennessee.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband and son Jeff Allen.
Graveside services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at York’s Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 1pm-8pm with the family greeting friends from 2-4pm at Metz in York. Memorials may be directed to the York Adopt-A-Pet or to her family for later designation.