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 Lorma Leota <I>Brumm</I> Allen

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Lorma Leota Brumm Allen

  • Birth 15 Mar 1928 Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa, USA
  • Death 16 Nov 2010 Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan, USA
  • Burial Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa, USA
  • Memorial ID 100170775

Lorma Allen was the third daughter, and second youngest child in the family of Oliver "Clayton" and Bertha Leota (Lett) Brumm. Born in Burlington, Iowa, She was a 1942 graduate of Mediapolis High School (Mediapolis, Iowa), and learned the beautician trade after graduation. She owned her own beauty shop in several cities, ending up in Davenport, Iowa, for many years until after her retirement, when ill health required her to move to Michigan to be nearer her daughter, Sandi Hoge. One of Lorma's interests was family history research, and the work she did in that arena has proven very useful for those of us in the family who began to do it later.

Lorma was married to Everett LeRoy "Buck" Allen in 1946; they divorced in the 1960s.


Published at the Cunnick-Collins Mortuary & Cremation Service web site, November 20, 2010; Davenport, Scott County, Iowa:

Funeral services for Lorma L. Allen, 82, of Plymouth, Michigan, formerly of Davenport, Iowa, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 20, 2010, at the Cunnick-Collins Mortuary Chapel in Davenport. A private burial will follow in the Kossuth Cemetery, Kossuth, Iowa. The family will greet friends from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the mortuary. Mrs. Allen died on Tuesday, November 16, 2010, at the Arbor Hospice House in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Lorma Leota Brumm was born on March 15, 1928 in Burlington, Iowa, the daughter of Oliver and Bertha (Lett) Brumm. Following her high school graduation, she attended cosmetology school and ultimately opened her own beauty salon in Davenport, "Hairstyles By Lorma" which she owned and operated for many years until her retirement in 2003.

Surviving members of the family include her daughter: Sandra (Ronald) Hoge of Plymouth, Michigan; a brother: Dale Brumm of Sioux City, Iowa; 3 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by 3 sisters: Helen, Dorothy, and Kathleen, and 2 brothers: Boyd and William.

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  • Created by: DW Brumm
  • Added: 4 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100170775
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lorma Leota Brumm Allen (15 Mar 1928–16 Nov 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100170775, citing Kossuth Cemetery, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by DW Brumm (contributor 47781608) .