Allin, Ruth Emory
MADISON
Ruth Emory Allin, age 97, a longtime resident of Madison, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009, in Roseville Minn., at the Presbyterian Homes of Roseville where she had been living for the past seven years. Ruth was born on April 16, 1911, in Maywood Ill., the daughter of the late Lyndon King Emory and Elizabeth Bishop Emory. She moved to Madison in the early 1920s where Mr. Emory owned and operated Brown's Book Store. After graduating from Central High School, she attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and graduated in 1933 with a degree in art. In 1935, Ruth married Robin N. Allin, who became a prominent internist at the Dean Clinic in Madison. In addition to raising her three children, Ruth pursued her work as an artist as a member of the Madison Art Guild. Dr. and Mrs. Allin traveled widely throughout the world. Ruth instilled in her children and grandchildren curiosity about the world, appreciation for nature, and enthusiasm for learning. She had an encyclopedic knowledge of the many places she had been and people she had met that she retained until her death. For the past 12 years of her life she lived in Minnesota. Ruth is survived by her son, Robin Nail Allin Jr. (Sheila) of Port Barrington Ill.; daughter, Nancy Allin Nelson (Russell) of St. Paul Minn.; daughter-in-law, Mary Ann Allin of Washington, D.C.; grandchildren, Stephanie Clemson (Peter) of Evanston Ill., Derek Allin of Palatine Ill., Matthew Nelson (Kelley) of St. Paul Minn.; Erica Nelson (Dylan Howitt) of London UK; Lyndon Allin II (Lorina) of London UK; Robin Allin III of Port Barrington Ill.; Marin Nelson of Minneapolis, Minn. and Christopher Allin of Glendale Heights, Ill. Ruth felt very blessed to have enjoyed her six great-grandchildren, Anna and Matthew Clemson, Tyler and Zachary Nelson, Bryce Allin and Alexander Allin. Ruth is also survived by her niece, Patricia Lang of St Paul, Minn. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband in 1994; and by her son, Lyndon King Allin in 2000. A memorial service will be held at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway Road in Madison, on Saturday, April 4, 2009, at 3 p.m., with visitation one hour before the service. Memorials are preferred to the Robin N. Allin, M.D. Scholarship Fund of the University of Wisconsin Foundation or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Cress Funeral and Cremation Service 3610 Speedway Road (608) 238-3434 www.cressfuneralservice.com

 

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