Mary Susie (Manning) Allen died April 12, 2022, in Oklahoma City, at the age of 63 years 9 months 22 days. Memorial Services are scheduled for 2:00 PM, Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at Wadley’s Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at White Bead Cemetery, entrusted to the care of Wadley’s Funeral Service.
Susie was born June 21, 1958, in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma to Harold and Mary Deen (Williams) Manning. She was raised in White Bead, graduating from high school in Pauls Valley around 1976. Susie continued her education at OSU and then earning her bachelor’s degree from the University of Phoenix. She married Greg Nation and they were together for 10 years before they separated as friends. Susie married the love of her life, Tony Allen on September 12, 2005, in White Bead, where they made their home. Susie and Tony were married for 15 years before Tony’s passing in 2020. In her younger years, Susie played basketball, and was one of the first girls on the team when Pauls Valley started the girls program. She was active in the Garvin County Round Up Club and the Garvin County 4H, serving as Round Up Queen, and in the Garvin County 4H Hall of Fame. Susie had a love for animals, especially her bostons. She enjoyed playing the piano, doing needle work and collecting “Gone with the Wind” memorabilia. Susie worked as a reporter for years. She always looked for the truth in a story and had a keen eye for what was news. Susie always strived to help those in need at any chance she could.
Susie is preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Mary Deen Manning; her husband, Tony Allen; her niece, Jasie Cozort; her nephew, Mitchell Cozort; her sister-in-law, Anita Manning Winn; her aunt, Kathleen Smyers; her aunt and uncle, Dorothy and Jelly Manning. Survivors include her brother, Deen Manning and wife, Angie; her kids, Kenneth Manning and wife, Brook, and their son, Landon, Deena Manning and her children, Kassidy, Khloe, and Korbyn; her nephew, Ricky Manning and wife, Sandra and their children, Peyton, Gunner, Mallorie, Lauren and Blake; her niece, Kristie Manning and her daughter, Samantha and husband, Jacob and their son, Jacob Jr.; and numerous other relatives and friends.